28th September 2012
Video has emerged purporting to show the formation of Christian brigade of the Free Syrian Army.
Our colleague Mona Mahmood translates the masked commander saying:
We the Christian young men of the revolution declare the formation of Anssarullah brigade in the Damascus countryside. We are honest soldiers who will defend the land with our Muslim brothers.
The video cannot be independently verified. A new report by the Swedish Institute for International Affairs, which we discussed yesterday, said “virtually all members of the armed insurgent groups” that have formed so far have been made up of Sunni Arabs.