Jihadists point file off

Jihadists point file off

World December 30, 2016 18:15

BEIRUT - A group of jihadists on Friday dismissed the latest file in Syria. The group calling itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and was previously known under the name of al-Nusra Front. The file was promulgated at the initiative of Russia and Turkey, according to the jihadists' only a perpetuation of the criminal regime 'of President Bashar al-Assad. The main objective remains that the military regime is overturned, said a spokesman for the group that previously belonged to the network of al-Qaeda.

These Sunni extremists in several parts of Syria actively. The number of fighters is not clear, but the group of possible 7,000 is among the best equipped jihadists in the country. The pillars of the battle group would trade oil money from the Gulf, especially Qatar, and ransom from kidnappings are.

Sunni extremists are like in previous files not party to the agreement on the ceasefire. But Ankara and Moscow hope that as many fighters join and get talking in January about peace. The file is entered Thursday is the third this year that would cover the whole country. Russia on Friday asked the Security Council to support the recent peace efforts with a resolution. It is possible that Saturday will be a resolution to the vote on the table. Russian UN Ambassador Vitali Tsjoerkin is optimistic.

The Syrian civil war has broken out in the course of 2011. There are dozens of frequently changing groups active in the fight against Assad, which is dominated by Sunni extremists. A number of groups have agreed to the ceasefire. Turkey supports a number of factions, Russia supports Assad.

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