Syrian rebels cast doubt on US-Russian deal, says Moscow will keep bombing

Fares al-Bayoush, head of an FSA group called the Northern Division, said Russia and Damascus had not observed the last agreement, and the chances of the new deal succeeding were the same as the last one.

By: Reuters | Amman | Published:September 10, 2016 3:11 pm

Syria’s moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels said on Saturday they saw little chance of the new US-Russian peace deal succeeding because Damascus and Moscow would not abide by it. Fares al-Bayoush, head of an FSA group called the Northern Division, said Russia and Damascus had not observed the last agreement, and the chances of the new deal succeeding were the same as the last one.

Captain Abdul Salam Abdul Razak, military spokesman for the rebel Nour al-Din al Zinki Brigades, said the deal would only give the Syrian army an chance to gather forces and pour more Iranian-backed militias into the main battles raging in Aleppo.