Statement from the Islamic Front on the liberation of the city of Kessab
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate
Following the heroic liberation of Kessab, the desperate Assad regime has launched a smear campaign to portray the liberation as an act of sectarian genocide targeting the Syrian-Armenian community.
The Islamic Front categorically rejects this unsubstantiated accusation. The Islamice Front has never had, nor will it ever hold, malevolent intention towards any religious or ethnic group in Syria.
Kessab is a city that holds military and strategic value regardless of the religious affiliations of its inhabitants.
Knowing that the Assad regime will respond in an indiscriminate and barbaric manner using heavy artillery and aeirial bombardment, some local residents chose to leave the city. We ensured their secure transit to areas of safety whenever it was possible.
We will continue to hold Kessab, and we will…
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