The rebels questioned the ceasefire in Syria


On the night of 13 September, a few hours after the entry into force of the ceasefire, the Free Syrian army (FSA) has released an official statement about his attitude to the agreement Russia and the United States. It was signed by 21 group, participating in the civil war on the side of the opposition.

The FSA says that she is not refusing to continue the fight against the Syrian regime and declares that in the case of the attacks of the Syrian army will respond to the provocation, despite the truce. Opposition groups expressed doubt that jabhat al Fatah al-sham” (the former “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, is prohibited in Russia) is to classify a terrorist. The agreement about delivery of humanitarian aid FSA supported.

The FSA statement was supported by other major opposition group Ahrar al-sham”. SSA, “Jabhat Fatah al-sham and Ahrar al-sham” are the most numerous of armed opposition groups in Syria.

First loss

Despite the ambiguous position of the strongest Syrian opposition groups, the ceasefire in the country is generally respected, writes the Associated Press. Clashes continued in the West of the country on the outskirts of the city of Hama, also in the North of Aleppo. According to reports fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah group, the Syrian opposition continues to attack the road of Castello, which is under the control of supporters of al-Assad.

According to the agreement, the highway in the North of Aleppo has become a demilitarized zone and the main method of delivery of humanitarian supplies to the besieged city. Delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged inhabitants of the city began immediately after sunset on August 12, the newspaper reports Alboenews.

Israel at night on Tuesday attacked the army of Bashar al-Assad in the South of the country, writes Reuters, citing Syrian state media. The reason for the attack was a shell that fell on Israel-controlled part of the Golan heights. During bombardirovki the Syrian army lost one soldier, said of the Syrian armed forces.

The Syrians managed to shoot down an Israeli plane and the drone, wrote Reuters. No photos or evidence of the loss of the Israeli army there. The Israeli army denies loss.

About the new plan for use of the parties and reduce the level of violence in Syria on September 9 announced by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry. In an agreed plan includes five documents, but they remained classified, Lavrov and Kerry spoke about the main points of the plan.

During the week the army of the Syrian Arab Republic and moderate opposition groups will have to cease fire throughout the country. When the fighting stops completely, Russia and the US will start bombing terrorist groups, including jabhat al Fatah ash-sham. The Syrian air force will not be allowed to fly over Idlib and Aleppo, however, according to U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, in the future the Syrian army be allowed to use aircraft against jabhat al Fatah ash-sham. In the future the parties will proceed to coordinate the delimitation of the opposition groups and terrorists.

If Turkey or the United States will compromise with Russia, and recognize some of the group “shake hands”, it does not mean that the Syrian opposition would agree with that, the head of the St. Petersburg centre of studying of the modern Near East Gumer Isaev. According to him, attempts to derail the peaceful settlement of any participant in the process. “Diplomatically, the parties are ready to comply with the agreement, but there are those who just do not want on this occasion to speak”, – the expert explains the problem. Isaev fears that this contradiction – who is terrorist groups, and who are not considered – can adversely affect the prospects of a truce.