The Unified Military Command in Eastern Ghouta denied today, in a statement, the demand submitted by the al-Qaeda Syrian branch, Al-Nusra Front, to form Jaysh Al-Fateh [Army of the Conquest] in Eastern Ghouta.
“The Unified Military Command highly values the desire of Al-Nusra Front to join the military action alongside other fighting factions on the battlefield. Jaysh Al-Fateh is an operation room with the task to coordinate the military action among various factions. A role undertaken long ago by The Unified Military Command in Eastern Ghouta”, the statement read.
The Unified Command called on Al-Nusra Front to adhere to the agreement endorsed by the factions of Easter Ghouta, as well as join the Unified Judicial Council after disbanding its own.
Last Wednesday, Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front called on all fighting factions in Eastern Ghouta to form Jaysh Al-Fateh, following what has been done in Idlib and Qalamoun.
The Unified Military Command is an alliance of different factions operating in Eastern Ghouta, headed by Zahran Alloush, commander of Army of Islam.