Free Syrian Army says Assad killed and offers his army to lay down arms
31 March 2013, 12:14
"Syria and all the Arab countries have been long looking forward to this news.
And this news of Bashar al-Assad's death has been already announced. News has been confirmed", General of Shohadai Duma Brigade of the Free Syrian Army said in a video address posted on YouTube.
In his address, the General said that if Bashar al-Assad is alive, he must appear on TV and prove it within 12 hours:
"This news is for the officers and soldiers of Assad. Surrender to the Free Syrian Army, otherwise we have no mercy on you. We promise that the surrendered persons will be tried fairly. The person, whom you were fighting for, has been killed. Be sure that your brothers, fighting in the Free Syrian Army, are the guarantors of your life, therefore, you are given 3 days for yielding to the Free Syrian Army. It is the last warning".
Thereupon, he addressed to the Free Syrian Army: "We had a long way to fight for it, that is why you are asked to continue till the end, until the establishment of security and stability in the country".
We would like to point out in this connection that TV channels of the Assad regime refuted the statement of the FSA Command and said that Assad will soon be speaking on TV. But so far, he has not appeared on the screen.