Al-Asaad: FSA needs weapons against planes bombing children
Reporting by Bulent Sahin Erdeger
Riad Mousa al-Asaad, founder of Free Syrian Army (FSA), said that they needed weapons to use against the planes bombing the children.
Assessing the incidents in Syria to AA, al-Asaad said that Assad regime lost its legitimacy by killing over 70,000 people in the past two years.
Syrian people were left alone. The opposition used its right of self-defense due to fierce violence imposed on peaceful demonstrations, said Asaad.
He recalled that throughout the first six months of incidents, people never used violence, however, more than 5,000 civilians had been killed.
Noting that there were few countries which supported FSA such as Turkey, Asaad said that other countries either preferred to remain silent or adopted the strategy of supporting Assad regime indirectly.
For instance, Israel has been supporting Assad regime from the beginning, while Russia, China, Iran and Hezbollah have been actually fighting against us, said Asaad, adding that the regime would be taken down eventually.
We need weapons to use against the planes bombing our children, and if FSA reaches the weapons, the problem will completely be solved, he said.
Asaad is a former colonel in Syrian Air Force who defected in July 2011. Al-Asaad had announced his defection on July 4, 2011, while he established the Free Syrian Army on July 29, 2011.
Saturday, March 16, 2013