USA should arm rebels to maintain Syrian ceasefire: HNC

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On Tuesday, the head of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee Riad Hijab said that the US should help settle the conflict in Syria.

USA should arm rebels to maintain Syrian ceasefire: HNC

According to the head of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee Riad Hijab, Syrian ceasefire cannot be maintained without rebels getting weapons.

On Tuesday, he said that the US should help settle the conflict in Syria.

“We want the US to shoulder responsibility and to use its influence as a superpower. We need action on the ground. Allies of the regime are fighting on the ground with it. The truce can’t be sustained by preventing rebels from getting weapons. On the contrary, they must be strengthened,” Hijab told reporters.

“We hope our friends in the US will continue supporting us and will do what the allies of the regime are doing,” he added.

However, A truce agreement was negotiated by Russia and the United States regarding Syrian conflict although many analysts suggested that the Washington had been supporting terrorists fighting against the Syrian government forces.

Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.

Citing unnamed officials, The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the CIA and its regional partners are developing Plan B in Syria including delivery of MANPADS to so called moderate rebels, although the CIA didn’t comment on that.

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  • Daniel Rich

    “We will fill all the potholes at home with the empty shells [and my promises]…” – Obombi, the Piece Price Winner par excellence.