Opposition Free Syrian Army ordered to stop attacks
BEIRUT - Reuters
This still image taken from video off a social media website uploaded as December 28, 2011, shows purported members of "Free Syrian Army" (military defectors) firing at a convoy of government security buses in the village of Dael, near Deraa. REUTERS PhotoThe head of the Syrian opposition's armed rebels ordered a stop to all attacks on state security forces during a visit by Arab League monitors checking to see if Syria is implementing a deal to end its crackdown on the nine-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule.
"I issued an order to stop all operations from the day the committee entered Syria last Friday. All operations against the regime are to be stopped except in a situation of self defence," Lieutenant Colonel Riad al-Asaad, head the Free Syrian Army, told Reuters by telephone on Friday.