Colonel Qassem Saadeddine, a spokesman from the Supreme Military Council of the Syrian opposition forces has revealed the Free Syrian Army has formed a commando brigade especially designed to arrest officers and leaders in the Syrian regime and to prevent them from escaping during the upcoming Western strike against the regime's military sites.
Saadeddine said the brigade consists of 40 groups, "each of them consisting of ten fighters," adding that "these groups are currently deployed in most cities and areas in Syria, especially those under the control of the regime, pending the implementation of the tasks entrusted to them."
He pointed out that "most of the fighters in this brigade have been selected from those who defected from the special units as well as military intelligence because of their training and their ability to implement quality operations within cities."
Saadeddine said the opposition leadership "has accurate information about the housing locations of officers and places they usually go," stressing that, "this information is now in the hands of the brigade that might deliberately implement kidnappings operations to arrest regime's officers following the expected strike."
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer