By KC correspondents in Syria
SYRIA'S LIBERATED AREAS (Kavkaz Center) - Kavkaz Center sources in Syria report that about 5 months ago, there were serious negotiations between the command of the Free Syrian Army and American officials.
The talks were held with the mediation of Queen Rania of Jordan and took place in Jordan.
Senior officials of the CIA and the State Department attended the talks from the American side.
During the talks, the Americans offered the Free Syrian Army to commit themselves to guarantee the safety of "Israel". In return, the US promised "any help without restriction".
The command of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) stated that they could not give such guarantees. The talks led to nothing. The KC sources also reported that FSA officials left the talks with the words "Allah is sufficient for us, as Protector...".
After the failure of the talks in Jordan, the Turkish government has taken, under pressure from the US, a number of hostile acts against the Syrian rebels, both from the ranks of the Free Syrian Army and the Mujahideen.
Turkish security services seized many times cargoes of weapons, which were intended for the rebels. Dozens of seized containers are still kept in one of the Mediterranean Turkish cities.
However, Turkey has not stopped with weapon supplies. Sometimes small cargoes are allowed, but only in order that Syrian rebels do not lose the war against the Assad regime.
According to the source of Kavkaz Center, America and its allies, including Turkey, allow the Syrian rebels neither to win nor to lose. The Western alliance, led by the United States, has still no clear idea what it is do next. In addition, there is no complete control over the FSA forces, which would allow to rule the situation after the fall of the Assad regime.
Therefore, Turkey is trying to enforce a plan of conservation of the regime with the replacement of the Alawite top with the leaders who would be acceptable both for the existing structure of the Assad regime and the Free Syrian Army. Hence is the recent statement by the Turkish foreign minister that Assad could be replaced by vice president Farouk al-Shara, who is a Sunni Muslim and now under house arrest.
This factor is largely explained by the Turkish military activity on the border with Syria.
It is not clear how long this situation continues.
The Kavkaz Center correspondent also reported that the rank and file of the Assad regime army is mainly Sunni Muslims and Alawites hold officer positions.
According to the correspondent of KC, a merger of the Free Syrian Army units with the units of Mujahideen is observed in recent months. In some regions, they came under a unified command and actually merged into a single military force.
Department of Monitoring