Syria Islamic groups declare ‘Revolutionary Honour Charter’

Rebel fighters of the Islamic Front in eastern Ghouta, Damascus countryside. File photo

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Urfa, Turkey –  Aiming at mutual coordination in battles against the Syrian regime, a number of Islamic factions signed earlier this week what they called “the revolutionary honour charter for the fighting battalions”.

The signatory factions said in a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, “We signed this charter as we realize the risks of the current phase and as an attempt to unify our efforts in fighting.”

In their statement, ended with the names of the Islamic Union of Ajnad al-Sham, al-Mojahedin Army, al-Furqan Brigades and the Islamic Front, the fighting factions emphasized their “commitment to the regulations and limitations of the revolutionary work according to the teachings of Islam”. As well as their commitment to the “political aim of the revolution” which according to them entails overthrowing the Assad regime and prosecuting the regime’s figures “away from revenge”.

The statement welcomed the “collaboration with all regional and international actors to achieve the interest of the revolution and establish the state of justice, law and freedoms”, highlighting that “military work is participatory among the revolutionary forces and it is carried out within the Syrian land against the regime and its supporters as well as encroachers, who attack citizens or call them infidels such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)”.

The recently signed charter emphasizes “the unity of Syria and the prevention of any divisional project by all possible means.” It also expresses its commitment to “respect human rights and keep civilians away from conflict as well as not possessing nor using them for mass destruction weapons”.

“All items regained from the regime (in reference to military equipment gained during battles beside governmental institutions controlled by the rebels) belong to the Syrian people and are used by revolutionary forces to bring down the regime,” the charter emphasized.

In their statement, the factions called other forces operating on the Syrian ground to sign the charter to “work together on overthrowing the regime”.

The statement also emphasized on “liberating Syria from al-Baath Party, the Shia’a, Hezbollah, the forces of Abu Fadel al-Abbas and other militants fighting on the regime’s side against Syrians”.

“We aim at establishing the state of justice, law and freedoms away from pressures and dictations and providing freedom, justice and security for the Syrian society with all its social, religious and ethnic components.”

Raman Yusuf, a specialist in the Islamic movements fighting in Syria, told ARA News that the point of discussing the unity of Syria is the “signatories’ refusal of the division created by ISIL group and their usurpation of a part of the country to make it their emirate. In addition to the pre-refusal of what had been said about establishing an Alawite state in the Syrian coastal region!.

“The statement conveys openness to all actors interested in making a real change in powers’ balance in Syria and overthrow the Assad regime,” Yusuf said.

Noteworthy, hundreds of Islamic factions are now fighting in Syria.


Reporting by: Redwan Bizar      

Source: ARA News

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