They say that based on their “patriotic feelings…[which require] an end to the massacres of the Syrian regime” they “announce the formation of the Free Syrian Army to work hand in hand with the people to obtain freedom and dignity, to overthrow the regime, to protect the uprising and the country’s wealth and to stand in the face of the irresponsible army that protects the regime.”
“We call on all the honest people in the army, officers and soldiers, to immediately defect from the Syrian army… and to join the Free Syrian Army [which aims] at forming a national army capable of protecting the uprising and all the components of the Syrian civil society of all sects,” the officers also say in the video.
“From this moment on, we will deal with the security forces that are killing the civilians and encircling cities. We will target them in all Syrian territories with no exception.”
“We ask all honest people in the army to stand by the people and their uprising and leave the army that no longer represents the Syrian people.”
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