Syria’s NCB calls on foreign fighters to leave the country

Soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime gesture while on their military vehicle in the village of Debaa near Qusair, after the Syrian army took control of the village from rebel fighters June 7, 2013. (Reuters)

A Syrian opposition group urged on Monday all foreign fighters involved in the country’s conflict to leave.

“The coordination body calls on all non-Syrian parties that are taking part in the fighting on Syrian territory, no matter what party they are fighting beside, to leave the country immediately,” said the Head of the National Coordination Body, Hassan Abdul Azim, at a news conference in Damascus.

Abdul Azim added that the National Coordination Body would seek United Nations condemnation of foreign fighters’ involvement.

“The body considers every non-Syrian who kills in Syria as an aggressor,” he added.

The United Nations estimates at least 80,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict.

UN humanitarian agencies launched a 5 billion dollar appeal on Friday, the biggest in their history, to cope with the fallout from the fighting that has sent some 1.6 million refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40