Syrian Opposition Vows to Join Ranks with Assad if US Attacks Syria


A senior Syrian opposition figure warned Washington that all its
interests in the region will be attacked by battalions of suicide
bombers formed by the Syrian opposition forces if it dares to attack
Syria, stressing that homeland is more important to the dissidents than
opposition to the government.

"Although, we are among the Syrian government's opposition forces, we
assume our homeland's interests to be more important than any other
interest and therefore, we have formed a number of battalions to conduct
suicide operations and target the US interests in the Middle-East,"
Secretary-General of al-Shabab Party Mahir Marhaj told FNA on Saturday.

He blasted the US and its allies' warmongering policies and threats,
and said, "We in al-Shabab party are highly prepared to confront any war
against Syria."

Marhaj warned the White House against the consequences of war in
Syria, and said even a limited western invasion of the country will turn
into an open and unlimited war with unforeseen consequences when
Damascus gives back its crushing response.
The White House has signaled that Obama is still open to launching a
“limited” strike against Syria after reports alleged that Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad’s government was responsible for a chemical
gas attack that left hundreds of Syrians, including children, dead. The
Syrian government has strongly rejected the accusation.

But within Syria, opposition to foreign-backed military attack on
Syria has grown. This can help end the Syrian crisis in a shorter time,
military analysts say.

The daily crimes committed by the foreign-backed militant groups have
pushed many in the opposition to distant themselves from the dissidents
and join ranks with the Damascus government.

In one of such cases, more than 8,000 Syrian people tired of terrorist
attacks gathered in Ibrahim Hanano square in Idlib in January to voice
their hatred for terrorists and renew their support for the Syrian
government and army as government troops made major advancements in
various parts of the country.

Also in January, in Homs, people in various districts, including
Shaare' Al-Hazareh, Wadi Al-Dahab, Akramatel Jadidah, Hayezzahra and
Armen marched in support of President Assad and the Syrian Army and
asked for the exit of terrorists and armed groups from different parts
of Homs.