Jaysh al-Islam Leader Vows To Stay And Fight In Eastern Ghouta

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Jaysh al-Islam Leader Vows To Stay And Fight In Eastern Ghouta

Jaysh al-Islam leader, Issam Buydani, Illustrative image

On March 24, leader of Jaysh al-Islam Essam al-Buwaydhani announced in a voice message that his armed group had decided to stay and fight in its last stronghold in the Eastern Ghouta region, Duma district, according to Syrian opposition sources.

Al-Buwaydhani also called on the militants in the governorates of Idlib and Daraa to attack the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in order to support Jaysh al-Islam in Eastern Ghouta. The Jaysh al-Islam leader also warned militants that the SAA will launch attacks against them in northern and southern Syria, if it wins the ongoing battle for Eastern Ghouta.

Previously, Faylaq al-Rahman leader Captain Abdel Nasser Shamir made a similar vow to fight against the SAA “until death”. However, Shamir accepted all the conditions of the Damascus government just few days later.

In a related development, a un named Syrian security official told the Russian news agency Sputnik that Jaysh al-Islam is about to reach a reconciliation agreement that will indeed allow it to stay in Duma. According to Sputnik, the institutions of the Damascus government will be allowed to operate once again inside the Duma district under the agreement.

Many Syrian pro-government activists doubted Sputnik’s report becase allowing Jaysh al-Islam to stay in Duma district will mean that the Syrian capital of Damascus will remain under a huge security threat. Some activists said that Jaysh al-Islam is only pressuring the Damascus government because it wants to be evacuated to Daraa governorate, not to Idlib where many of its foes are stationed.

Syrian pro-government sources reported on March 23 that Jaysh al-Islam and the Damascus government had reached an agreement allowing 3,000 sick and injured civilians to leave Duma and forcing Jaysh al-Islam to release more than 3,500 captives from its prisons.

The agreement is yet to be executed, likely due to unsolved issues between the two sides. However, a Syrian military source said on March 24, that 1,700 civilians were evacuated from Duma, which could be a part of the agreement.

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  • antoun

    jayh al islam ALONE ALONE ALONE NO NO IDLIEB LOOK DARAA and DEATH!!! uhuhuh!!!

    • matew ivanson

      no alone, its Trump turn, fcuk hezbollah, iranian i iraqias bases in Syria by tomahawks or Haley fake promised, ll see what shit happen

      • antoun

        and realised no!! one month no one years no!! you will look!

  • matew ivanson

    hold it, fcuk hezbollah and iranian scum, Putin and Erdogan deal transfer of population from Ghouta to Afrin, disobey fcking deal

    • Serious

      fuck the stupid kurd that have been fucked by their beloved USA. XD.

    • Simon Abruzzo

      muh revolution q_q

  • Then may you, your wives and your children die slowly, mangled by Russian and Syrian bombs.
    You deserve nothing less – TRAITOR.

    • jorge

      No Shahna, I think its more probable that you will die old, with your glace on a eye. Russian and syrians don’t put people in cages, nor kill wives and children. Shahna, you are a takifiri. People, lets donate, 52% of the budget, in this that, its miserable.

      • What is a glace on my eye?

        • Boris Kazlov

          Maybe he means contact lenses.

        • jorge

          On the eye of the image. On my latin langue it’s called lupa.

          • I’m a Muslim apostate now?
            …. Perhaps you should discuss your problems with John Whitehot?

          • jorge

            Good definition of takfiri, from an religious point of view (the real apostates are them). And the correct word wasn’t “glace”, was “glass”.The problem wasn’t mine. The problem would be if someone made a citation of what you writed, with all those votes, and commented something like this: “see what the guys of this forum want”… But with the comments of John in second place on this page now everything it’s alright, even because you have agreed with his second comment.

    • Rob

      He and his family members will leave Doma by Washington helicopters while the remaining will die in fighting with SAA.

      • John Whitehot

        as long as you believe it, that US helicopters will be allowed in Douma…

        • Rob

          No from Tanf shame base.

          • John Whitehot

            You said Douma, not Tanf. They can stay in Tanf, but they aren’t going to get to Douma to extricate their pets.

      • HighLord Gaz

        Not if the Russians ensure a well-placed Igla-S appears at the correct time…

      • Washington might have a bit of problem getting their helicopters in and out of Douma.

        • Rob

          Then definitely he would have any magic or any immunity etc to defend himself.

    • John Whitehot

      “your wives and your children die slowly, mangled by Russian and Syrian bombs”

      that’s the USAF and USN way of doing things.

      Russia and Syria would get to him without the need of mangling women and kids.

      • 5commando

        Unfortunately, collateral civilian damage in a place like Douma is unavoidable, and will undoubtably occur because of Essam al-Whatshisname’s choice to stay and die in Douma, instead of at least attempting to carry on in Idlib.

        • John Whitehot

          collateral damage is one thing, and it is reduced to the minimum (to the point that airstrikes are recalled if civilians are detected near the target or used as human shields).

          on the other side, the USAF and USN have willingly operated depopulation and infrastructure demolition tactics, especially against Raqqa. That, without speaking of Mosul, where at least 12000 civilians have been killed by the “coalition”.

          the hypocrites and ruffians that call themselves journalists, in western MsM, have completely forgotten to talk about these two cities.

          In regards to the four-stars raghead, I wouldn’t even listen, anything he says must be taken as propaganda and not as his real intentions.

          He could always fake his death and then go to Idlib, and from there be extricated to Turkey.

      • HighLord Gaz

        I’m forced to agree, even though we are talking about filthy medieval Wahabbi animals here, and their mind-scrubbed spawn who will inevitably develop into yet more hate-filled takfiri murderers.

      • hamster

        These so called “women and kids” are usually in lockstep with their man’s Wahhabi ideology. That is the honest truth. This idea jihadist men are in charge of everything, and that their family members just totally oblivious little kitten stashed away in the kitchen somewhere is the biggest pile of shit lies in existence.

        The only real civilians we should be concerned about are those living in fear or tyranny of jihadist control who are unable to escape to SAA held areas. Everyone else, including the family members and so called “children” of headchoppers could frankly starve and be mangled for all I care.

        The majority of these “children” will most certainly grow up to be future jihadists to be used as cannon fodder for Western powers and Gulf monarchs.

        Give me a Jaish al-Islam child any day of the week, and I will gouge it’s eye sockets out while forcing its parents to watch. I will smile in glee and not lose a second of sleep over it.

        • Boris Kazlov

          Hey, you will be copying my brutal methods

          • hamster

            I love brutal methods. I know I’m probably in the minority amongst people who are battling against terrorism, but I personally would be so happy to torture a captured Wahabbi rat and his family. The mere thought of it just brightens my day.

      • Icarus Tanović

        Yeah, thats right. Stay, fight die and loose…who cares, Americans are anyways gonna send a chopper to pick me up.
        Thats what hes talking about.

        • Lealeo

          “Americans are anyways gonna send a chopper to pick me up.”

          Hahahahaha!
          Best geopolitical war joke i’ve ever seen!
          Thank, you make my day!

          Regards

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          • Icarus Tanović

            Thanks, mate, I’m not native English speaker, so I don’t know what I said to be so funny.
            Perhaps a ‘chopper’. 😁

          • Lealeo

            No problem bro, so am I.
            I’m not english speaker too.
            But I do know what you mean, and I saw how US evacuate ISIS before by a chopper near Dier Az-zour.

            Thank you, bro!

      • I’m sorry – you think the Russians have special bombs that can’t kill civilians? Every war has “collateral damage” – I’m just hoping this guy gets a bit of it. … A do unto others thing from the other side.

        • John Whitehot

          no, I think, and I’m not the only one, that Russia avoids to perform strikes that would kill civilians, while the US does the contrary – it kills civilians on purpose.

          Beside their risible “we won’t strike an area if there are more than 39 civilians present”, their intent of destroying Syria as a nation the more they can is crystal clear.

          12000+ civilians killed in Mosul, and a still unknown quantity in Raqqa (what is known is that there are still so many dead bodies among the ruins and the streets to cause a bio-hazard situation) also testifies that the US does not consider civilians as “collateral damage”, at least if they are Syrians or Iraqis.

          • America always finds dead civilians “worth it” when they’re doing the killing and others are doing the dying.

      • gustavo

        Killing and targeting wives and children is not Syria-Russia-hezbolah-Iran way of doing things, but this cowardly can use them as a shield. He must considered himself as a death body.

    • Xanatos

      It’s possible he is responsible for the gassing civilians in ghouta back in 2013. In which case he’s afraid negotiations are a trap to kill him.

  • Serious

    Fight for what ?

    • matew ivanson

      fighting for freedom, who want to be occupied by fcking iranian and hezbollah rats

      • Serious

        As if they know what freedom means. XD. They are killing themselfs in Idlib. XD.

        • Simon Abruzzo

          this sheep has no idea what freedom means, Sharia is far far from freedom

      • Simon Abruzzo

        i bet civilians love to be shot at by snipers when they flee to gov held areas and getting caged in the middle of the street and displayed to other people to cause fear

      • Rob

        No occupied by Zionist Israeli migrants.

      • schiamachy

        Neither of those you name are occupying Syria. They are assisting the legitimate government in freeing Syria from traitors and mercenary invaders working for the American Empire and their allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

      • Boris Kazlov

        Freedom? Occupied by U$AIPAC and Saudi cannibals,some freedom, you are crazy.

    • Rüdiger Preiss

      He knows he has no life beyond. He’s hoping to be killed in action so he can rise to heaven and have 7 virgins LMFAO

      • John Whitehot

        i don’t think so.

        leaders like him are eager to send others to heaven, but they take all their time when it comes to themselves. Besides, earthly life for them must not be that bad, with all the money Uncle Sam takes from US taxpayers and gives to them

    • Rob

      For Washington.

      • Tommy Jensen

        Israel. He is fighting for Israel.

        • schiamachy

          Israel or USA what is the difference he is a butcher and a traitor to his own country and people.

          • Boris Kazlov

            Israel controls U$AIPAC

    • Boris Kazlov

      Israel

    • gustavo

      For USA-money and drugs.

  • Serious

    If Palestinians where shias, Palestinians would have been free by now. But, most palestinians are sunnis or christians. So, they are doomed by design.

  • Wolfgang Wolf

    bomb the fckrs out…

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Fine. Just kill them. End of problem.

    • Smaug

      Or just sit there and let them starve.

      • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

        What about their civilian hostages? It would be one thing if all the innocents were first removed. Then siege is the “laid back” option. Which would be fine if it didn’t take 4X as many troops to lay siege as opposed to an assault. Whoever thought up the “reconcile or evacuate to Idlib” strategy is a genius; packs them all into one place. :-)

        • Smaug

          Good point, but infighting will erupt as the situation deteriorates (there wasn’t much food to begin with). The SAA isn’t in to much of a hurry since other Rebel pockets can’t work together, they can afford a few sieges.
          And keep in mind the SAA will have as much pity on these civilians as they did during the bombardment of Gouta.

          • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

            Ahh… Thank you for clarifying that you get “news” from the cartoons and comic books.

          • Smaug

            ????????!!!
            I don’t see what you mean, but I think you’re referring to the bombardment. There was the fact that somehow all the deaths were reported as civilian (sigh). And there was Rebel propaganda about chemical weapons. Still, there was definitely high collateral damage as can be expected in war.

          • Rex drabble

            He is one of the guys that supports these killers,USA ret!!!

          • Smaug

            I take offence at that, I don’t support any Arab/Turkish faction.

          • schiamachy

            I ask that we do not use the US tern “collateral damage” because it diminishes the value of the lives lost. I prefer irresponsible slaughter of non combatants..

  • as

    He failed in his negotiations with HTS of idlib so he see no point become another grunts or power struggle with the HTS.
    At least he see to his end his own conviction unlike other gangs that eager to rebrands for money and empty promise. I’m curious though of how many of his gang would be willing in humoring his pettiness.

  • Serious

    If so funny that sunnis Arabs hate Iranians as Iranians are the proud of muslims.
    Al-Khwarizmi, father of algebra is a persian.
    Ibn al-Haytham, father of modern optic is a persian.

    Sunnis are destroying their religion by figthing Iran because Iranians are way smarter than Arabs.

  • Serious

    I think that arab sunnis are jealous of Iranians because Iranians are more brave, more smart and more successful than sunnis Arabs. So, they prefer to destroy Iran because they are jealous.

  • Serious

    When you see this man or saudi king or morrocan king or …. and you compare with ayatollah Khamenei, but, excuse me, it’s very clear why most muslim scientists are shias and not sunnis.

    This guy just looks like a brain dead thug.

  • Serious

    Also, when you compare sunnis leaders with shias leaders, you understand immedialty who is a treath for the west global dominance. Sunnis are ready to be enslaved. Shias don’t want to be slaves.

  • Simon Abruzzo

    haha lets see if his fighters won’t slit his throat at night

  • Rodney Loder

    Jaysh al-Islam can’t be all bad if most of its enemies are located in Idlib, or, arrr wait a minute, Daraa is that nearer to israel.??.
    The golden rule of Jihad, don’t become close to your nearest enemy, this might seem short sighted but jews give it an deeper meaning.

  • Starlight

    The wahhabi power bases in Syria CANNOT be negotiated with. They are nests of religious fanaticism – and grown-ups who’ve studied history know such locals fight to the very end. Assad’s massive mistake was, after 911, joining with Bush’s ‘war on terror’, and allowing Saudi clerics to flood into working class districts of Syria.

    Once kids have been brainwashed across their formative years, their implanted ‘faith’ cannot be shaken. Remember the famous saying of the catholic jesuit scumbags?

    After so many years of absolute horror, Assad now gets it, and wants to eliminate these ‘rebels’ and ‘reset’. But Putin doesn’t serve Syria’s true interests. Putin is loyal to Israel and KSA. So Putin wants what the Saudis want, and that is for these rebels to be allowed to live and terrorise the ordianry people of Syria another day.

    Islamic extremism is spreading across the planet as Saudi Arabia funds almost every mosque and religious school for muslims in the West. In Britain, for instance, young muslims have only ever known the teachings of wahhabi extremists. For sure, the west version of wahhabism is currently ‘ENCODED’ just as was the case in Syria in the 2000s. But it is a mistake to think that if Saudi clerics are not preaching direct violence, they are ‘harmless’- nothing could be further from the truth. Adolf Hitler’s nazi party was ‘legal’ cos in the early days it operated like the saudi clerics in today’s Britain.

    Hitler ensured his party would pass the requred tests in German courts. But members of the nazi party KNEW what the party was really about, and so did intelligent opponents of nazism. Later, the nazi party took over Germany and could reveal its rue colours- just as when the wahhabi kids took control of so many regions of Syria.

    If the kurdish version of islam widely existed in Europe, you couldn’t tell a muslim by looking at them. That’s why Putin is allowing Turkey to exterminate kurds on behalf of KSA.

    • Serious

      I’m sorry but nazism and islam are opposite. Nazis were from the smarter population in Europe : Germans with top scientists. Nazis fought communism, capitalism and zionism.

    • John Whitehot

      interesting how you put in valid arguments about other things and then go with “Putin is a zionist”.

      You must be someone who writes propaganda on some other site, I’m going to recognize your style.

      “Remember the famous saying of the catholic jesuit scumbags?”

      No, I remember the same about jewish propagandists.

      “So Putin wants what the Saudis want, and that is for these rebels to be allowed to live and terrorise the ordianry people of Syria another day”

      Yeah, sure. Look at Aleppo, Deir ezzor, and now Damascus.

    • Ma_Laoshi

      I also have doubts/misgivings about these reconciliation deals and a bunch of other Russian policies but let’s face it, before the Russkies showed up Assad *was* bombing indiscriminately. One only has to look at the maps year by year to see which has worked better. Maybe instead of “Putin doesn’t allow Assad this or that”, Assad is smart enough to be open to Russian advice since it seems Russians know a thing or two about winning wars.

      • John Whitehot

        you gotta understand that whatever happens that does not suit the Israeli agenda of chaos and destruction in the middle east is not going to make this user happy.

    • Ronald

      While you are on the mark about the Wahhabi, in Syria and England, your anti-Putin rants are straight out of Langley. A dis-information specialty, aimed at creating the new “Kurdistan” for America, and the chosen ones.

  • Serious

    Tell me who, in Europe, was against nazism ? Except Britain and Poland (for obvious reason), Europe was not against the nazis.

    • Smaug

      France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Greece, Norway, Russia, Czechslovakia, Austria, Albania.
      Then keep in mind that others were neutral in the war and others fought Communism for their own reasons, but these still had free presses that had harsh critisms of Hitler and Mussolini (case in point Finland).

      • Serious

        Absolutely false. Russia was against Germany ?? XD. Russia made a deal with Germany at the beginning of the war.

        France was occupied by fremasons after the so-called french revolution. Petain made a deal with Hitler to clean France from freemasons.

        Finland made operation Barbarossa with Germany.

        • Smaug
          • Serious

            You have read too much propagenda. Most of the time, people who are brainwashed are the more eager to convert others to their disease. XD.

          • Smaug

            Don’t you give me that! There’s so much literature on all the events from every perspective to occupy several lifetimes of research. You’re just making an excuse to throw out anything that doesn’t conform to your narative (i.e. everything).

          • Serious

            You are in the wrong side of history. That’s why you are angry.

  • Smaug

    They’ll starve into submission eventually.

  • Redadmiral

    Why has EsSam al-Brityanki opted to fight to the death? Especially when 2 weeks ago he was on the verge of accepting terms and conditions from SAA. With the quick surrender of Ahrar al-Sham followed up by al Rahman and HTS where have all the NATO advisers disappeared to? With Russian, facial and eye recognition software being used to identify non Arabic people it makes it possible to zone in on those who do not fit the criteria. Buses to Idlid is a non runner for fear of being caught, so it is probable they are now all in Douma, waiting to be airlifted out when a new deal is struck with Erdogon or some other NATO Rat

    • 5commando

      I had heard that they’d executed about 15 foreign fighters before being bussed out.If true, wonder how many intel spooks from the Axis of Washington were among that number.

      • goingbrokes

        The “infighting” in Harasta? I’m not completely confident it was a clean-up operation. If it was, it was probably a couple of western operators who took about 13 wahhabis with them before succumbing.

    • Vitex

      Yes it does sound like a bargaining position. Hopefully he catches a precision munition in his lap before then.

    • goingbrokes

      Quite possibly. Douma is a strong candidate for finding more western operatives. The fight for ar-Reyhan was very long compared to all the other towns in E Ghouta, perhaps the western support there is the strongest – SAS and other countries’ SF soldiers and intelligence operators there waiting for their fate. Their fate will be a secret Syrian prison until such time that all insurgents have been dealt with. After that they will be sold back to their masters for a high price.

    • schiamachy

      I hope that the SAA and the Russian military photograph and identify the NATO advisers then only hand them back to their Governments when the NATO countries apologise for their agents and their illegitimate criminal activities,and admit the Syrian Government is the lawfully elected Government not an illegitimate regime.

      • Boris Kazlov

        Even if it were an illegitimate regime, it’s nobody’s business to overthrow it, except the people it controls, the world cop is hallucinating.

  • World_Eye

    Then you will die in Syria and never rise again, congrats on your 72 virgins, soon very soon you will get them.

  • Tudor Miron

    Sounds more like trying to get better terms within negotiations. But if he prefers to die for Israel than so be it.

  • Ivanus59

    It would be absolutely ridiculous to let them stay, it can’t happen. What will happen is that this bearded idiot will either change his mind, or he will be assassinated or replaced with someone who will accept the terms of surrender. In any case, they won’t last much long.

  • Pete

    Very nice beard.

  • TheSecular

    Z.Alloush called. He wants that beard back!

  • ColinNZ

    Ha ha, he knows his terrorist rivals in Idlib will destroy him & his pals, at least they get to fight with whatever heavy weapons they have in Douma … die in Idlib or die in Douma – either way you’re going to hell buddy.

  • HighLord Gaz

    Just take a look at this dirty fucking degenerate animal…. A bullet to the head is far too lenient.

  • Shakeel Haider

    They are brave people even They don’t have much power.

    • No. They are killers. Just killers.
      The Syrians defending THEIR COUNTRY are the brave people.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    HEY JAYSH AL-FUCKFACE LISTEN TO ME AND LISTEN GOOD: WE BOTH KNOW ITS GONNA BE TOUGH FOR BOTH SIDES, BUT ULTIMATELY YOU GONNA LOSE, SO WHY PUT URSELF THRU THAT??

  • Rex drabble

    Sure hes going to stay,,,,,,,,right in that comfy seat until the USA arrives to take him ti another country where THEY THE USA will continue the murders of innocents,some thing they are good at!
    Killing the most defenceless!!

  • hamster

    Why are all SAA or Iranian troops that have beards have them all well groomed and trimmed while wahabbi jihadists have scraggy dirtbag beards? Look at that Jaish Al Islam commander. He seems like he did some basic combing of his hair, but his beard look like total shit.

    I want to splash some napalm on his beard and light it on fire.

    God I can just imagine him screaming… it would be music to my ears. And I would want his children to watch too…

  • Justin

    who gives a shit about what this guy says! this will be the last time see, hear or read about this person! He is just a grease spot with a mouth! If he wants to die, by all means he is welcome to it! no one is going to give a damn either way!

  • Wegan

    Dumb leader will holocaust his people for nothing. The Syrian government is in negotiations with Daraa terrorists to be transported to Idlib. There will be no one in Daraa 2 months from now. I guess he doesn’t read the news.

  • LION

    all of you fucking worthless human beings condemning children to die slowly regardless children are children you fucking trash your are evil persons go hang your selves

    • goingbrokes

      Change that L to a Z.

    • As opposed to dropping drone bombs on weddings, funerals, taxi drivers and children I suppose!

  • LION

    fuck saa

  • Deo Cass

    Jaish al-Islam is a Saudi not a Syrian terrorist force. I said it and repeat it, Saudi Arabia will never let its soldiers surrender. It would rather let them all be killed.