Syrian rebels refuse to give regime guarantees
Beirut: The commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army has refused a regime demand for a `written guarantee` to end fighting.
Col. Riad al-Asaad`s comments come hours after Syria demanded "written guarantees" that its opponents will lay down their weapons before the government withdraws its troops from cities, derailing a UN-brokered truce that was supposed to start in two days.
Al-Asaad said Sunday that his group does not recognize President Bashar Assad`s regime and for that reason they will not give guarantees.
Al-Asaad said by telephone from Turkey that if the regime abides by UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan`s six-point plan to end the violence, his group will cease fire.
He said the government should withdraw its forces to bases and remove checkpoints from streets.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Virender Sehwag's reply to Kargil martyr's daughter has taken the Internet by storm
- Ind vs Aus: Mohammed Azharuddin says Jayant Yadav and Ishant Sharma should be replaced in next Test
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Gurmehar Kaur reacts to Virender Sehwag's tweet, says she is heart broken!
- WATCH: MS Dhoni rips apart bowlers to smash brilliant 129-run knock in Vijay Hazare Trophy