12-12-2019 08:15 PM Jerusalem Timing

New FSA Commander Trained in Israel: Report

New FSA Commander Trained in Israel: Report

The new commander of the so-called the Free Syrian Army militancy group (FSA), Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir has been trained in Israel.

Syria: New FSA commander Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir The new commander of the so-called the Free Syrian Army militancy group (FSA), Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir has been trained in Israel, Al-Ahed News Website reported.

The website stated that Bashir was in charge of the military and had gone to the Zionist entity for treatment last year after he was wounded in Southern Syria in Al-Rushid region during clashes with the Syrian army.

While Bashir was wounded, the news reports were spread that Al-Bashir had died and buried in Daraa province in a bid to distract attentions from his presence in the Occupied Territories where he was receiving military training.

Bashir replaced former FSA commander Salim Idris. The FSA declared Bashir as the replacement for Idris in a statement posted online.

A military analyst told Al-Ahed that the appointment of Al-Bashir took place concurrent with the defeat of the militants in Al-Qalmoun region and after the second round of the Geneva-II talks.

Idriss had long faced criticism by militants on the ground for failing to gather sufficient military aid for the armed groups.