September 25, 2013
|Pro-FSA demonstration in Idlib-Binnish, Syria. Photo: Freedom House|
“The National Coalition and the proposed government under [recently chosen] Ahmad Tomeh does not represent us, nor do we recognize it,” the Islamic groups said in a statement released late Tuesday.
“These forces call on all military and civilian groups to unite in a clear Islamic context that… is based on sharia law, making it the sole source of legislation.”
The statement called for “unity” and demanded all mercenary groups “reject division… putting the interest of the [Islamic] nation over the interest of each group.”
The SNC is comprised primarily of a trusted CIA asset, the Muslim Brotherhood. It is recognized by a number of United Nations member states as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The SNC paramilitary wing is the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a largely ineffectual military force trained and supported by the MI6, the CIA, and British SAS. The FSA has suffered a number of humiliating military defeats at the hands of the Syrian Army.