Free Syrian Army sacks chief, appoints replacement




 
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Free Syrian Army sacks chief, appoints replacement
 
February 17th, 2014  
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Free Syrian Army sacks chief, appoints replacement
The Western- and Arab-backed Syrian Free Army (FSA) has sacked its leader and replaced him with a more experienced field commander as part of a revamp of moderate forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad, opposition sources said on Monday. A statement by the FSA's Supreme Military Council said it replaced General Selim Idriss, who had served in the Corps of Engineers of Assad's army, with Colonel Abdelilah al-Bashir, head of FSA operations in the province of Qunaitera on the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The announcement was made on Sunday after a Supreme Military Council meeting in Turkey attended by Asaad Mustafa, defense minister in a provisional government set up by the opposition last year, the sources said.




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