Syria: Al-Nusra Refuses to Respond to Russia’s Warning for Evacuation of Eastern Ghouta
The Arabic-language al-Watan al-Arabi new network quoted the Humeimim airbase’s news website as saying that the Al-Nusra has not released any comment on the call for the safe exit of its fighters from Eastern Ghouta and their relocation to the Northern parts of Syria.
The network further said that the countries supporting the terrorists have ordered the Al-Nusra not to leave the region, and stressed that military solution seems to be the unavoidable option in Eastern Ghouta.
The Humeimim airbase’s news website announced two days ago that it warned terrorist groups in de-escalation zone in Eastern Ghouta to leave their positions for Northern regions under Russian assurances to set up a safe corridor towards Idlib.
A military-diplomatic source in the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) task forces revealed on Thursday that Russia found an active regrouping of Al-Nusra Front forces in Syria.
The military-diplomatic source within the ISSG task force said Moscow was also noting the flow of radical members of the militants to this terrorist organization.
The source added that the moves come as the terror grouping was trying to take over control of main border crossings with Turkey.
“Lately, an active regrouping of Al-Nusra Front forces was noted, as well as the flow of radical members of the armed opposition to this terrorist organization,” the source said.
“This endangers the general situation in Syria, as it strengthens terrorists’ positions. They are carrying out active actions to establish control over financing sources and are trying to take control of main border crossings with Turkey,” the source concluded.