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Added by on 2014-08-29

by Henry Hullah The Free Syrian Army is on the verge of collapse. Fighting on two fronts, it is not only battling the Assad regime but must also stop the march of the barbaric militant group ISIS across Syria. For General Abd al-Ilah al-Bashir, the newly appointed leader of the FSA, continued American airstrikes could be key to aiding his army‘s fight against ISIS. “The American airstrikes could help the revolutionaries to destroy this organization and make them step back,” he told the program. Christiane Amanpour asked the leader of the Free Syrian Army if he had been in contact with the American government as the threat of ISIS began to grow in Syria, were they made aware of just how big a threat this group could have grown to be? “We met with the Americans a few times and we warned them of the danger of this organization and we showed our readiness to fight against them because it’s dangerous, not only for the region, but the whole world,” the General said. “We are ready to defend the whole world. But we did not get much support or help to do that.” Earlier in the week, The U.K.’s Ambassador to the United Nations told the program that “ISIS is a monster that the Frankenstein of Assad has largely created”. The General made clear that he also believed the government of Bashar al-Assad is to blame for this barbaric organisation. ​ “We are convinced that it is part of the Assad regime. And they have complete coordination with members of this regime and they lead and they coordinate with the Syrian regime.”