The leaders of the factions of the « Army Al Ezzah », « Free Army », « Ahrar al-Sham » and the « Syrian Hawks”, met a few days ago with the leader of the « Nusra Front » Abu Muhammad al-Julani, despite the tensions and conflicts which occurred this year and the different attacks from the « Nusra front » against theses factions for the control of the province of Idlib along with large areas in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo. The leader of the faction of the « Syrian Hawks », « Abu Issa Sheikh » testified his willingness to overcome differences and unite with other factions to counter the progress of the Syrian army.
Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, said during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday that this meeting was held « with the direct support of the Turkish intelligence ».
Dr. Jaafari exposed Turkey for it’s public and clandestine support to many opposition factions, including the « Al Nusra front » figuring on the international terrorism list. The « Al Nusra front » failing on the battlefields prompted the Turks to redirect their support towards factions they are trying to unit and that they call « moderate », including the “Al Nusra Front ».
The Syrian delegate to the United Nations called on the UN Security Council to “act resolutely and immediately to stop the practices of the Turkish regime which aime to change the identity and the demographic character of the areas occupied by the Turkish forces and preventing the Turkish regime from compromising the unity and territorial integrity of Syria. »
For his part, the international envoy to Syria,« Geert Pederson », announced a new round of negotiations in Geneva to discuss the actual situation in Syria and to establish a cease-fire as soon as possible. Pederson pointed out that Russia expressed « openness » to the idea of a ceasefire.
The US special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, expressed that “the negotiations with the Russians confirmed that they have no intention of stopping the military operations in Idlib” (…) adding that he « called on the Russian and Turkish sides to the importance of implementing a cease-fire in Idlib because of the military operations threatening the peace in Syria. »
Sources told “Syrian Documentation Center » that Turkey forced the opposite factions to commit to an agreement with the « Al Nusra front » to create a common operation room. This pressure from Turkey is probably coming from the loss of the town of « Kfarabouda » controlled two consecutive times despite the strong support from Turkey to the different factions.