According to opposition sources, 11 groups of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) formed a military-political alliance under the name of the National Front for the Liberation of Syria (NFLS).
The NFLS includes 11 FSA groups: Ansar al-Islam Front, Martyr Majd Al-Khatib Brigade, Suqour Beit Samh Brigade, Suqour al-Gawlan Brigade, Fajr al-Tawheed Division, Division 16 Special Forces, Al-Subteen Martyrs Brigade, Salah al-Din Division, Hawran Battalions, Jund al-Asima Battalion and Suqour al-Badia Brigade.
The official statement of NFLS declared four main objectives:
- correcting the course of the Syrian revolution;
- maintaining the independence of the NFLS’ decisions;
- defending the gains of the Syrian revolution;
- emphasizing the territorial unity of Syria and the Syrian people.
In its statement, NFLS called on all military forces and political bodies to unite their efforts, and declared its rejection of any initiative “not in line with the popular will to achieve its aspirations”. Daraa province and a large part of southern Syria are witnessing a complete calm thanks to the US-Russian truce, and the reference of this new body to ” independence decision” may be a sign of its intention to act against the Russian-American agreement.