Interim Govt. Sacks Head of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Opposition discharges Brigadier General Abdul Karim al-Ahmed ahead of the formation of a new military council

The Syrian opposition's interim government has dismissed its chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brigadier General Abdul Karim al-Ahmed, a source told Zaman al-Wasl.

The source revealed the key opposition group will form a new military command to lead the Free Syrian Army, capable of facing the mounting challenges on the battlefronts inside Syria.

The Syrian Interim Government said Brigadier Ahmed Berri was assigned to replace Ahmed as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pending the formation of the supreme military command council in the coming months.


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