BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – A high ranking military commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has defected to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after years of war in the northern countryside of Homs.

Manhal Sallouh of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Tawhid Brigade, which is one of the largest rebel faction, announced his defection from his group after a successful round of talks with the Syrian government.

In addition to Sallouh, dozens of his fighters also joined him and defected to the Syria government’s side after they were promised amnesty by the Russian military police.

The Al-Tawhid group was active in and around Talbiseh for years; they were one of the first groups to fight the Syrian Army in the Al-Rastan Plain of northern Homs.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 252
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    252
    Shares
ALSO READ  Syrian Army almost completely besieges ISIS-held neighborhood in southern Damascus
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Discuss

5 Comments on "High ranking FSA commander defects to Syrian Army in northern Homs"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

comment image
LOL (just read the tittle!)

You can call me AL
Guest
You can call me AL

? what title.

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Willing Conscience
Look you’ve posted a pretty poster with pretty boys in pretty dresses, and they call themselves Mothers. They’re not just in for the money, they just like any excuses to dress up like girl. When the US finally has it’s way and brings about the new world order, that’s how all us men will be forced to dress whether we like it or not. Putin dared to oppose the LGBTQ organization 12 years ago when he introduced new laws preventing LGBTQ propoganda from being distributed to children under the age of 16, this poster would probably fit that criteria. Russia’s… Read more »
Long Live Syria
Guest
Long Live Syria
DBS was meaning It is all about Money Honey. End of the the the high ranking Syrian FSA rebel defects along with a group of his team to SAA not becos he got spiritual awakening. I am 100% sure these guys realized that they cannot win this war even if they fight till the last man to the last drop of blood. Eventually SAA with Russian support would have wiped them off. These guys negotiated a better deal for themselves and decided to live for their own life. Switching sides in a war or betraying in a war are part… Read more »
CaesarLeo
Guest
CaesarLeo

These rebels/traitors are so lucky that Assad is a intelligent benevolent forward thinking person cause his word is his bond . He is honorable and these traitors instead of getting the sword are getting a fresh start and can stop living like rats….after 2 years service of course which i think is a wayyyyy better deal than getting the firing squad