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Decision to Sack Syria Rebel Command Reversed

Decision to Sack Syria Rebel Command Reversed

Beirut: A decision by Syria's opposition government to sack the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) over corruption allegations has been reversed by the National  Coalition chief.

A statement from the opposition government said its head Ahmad Tohme had "decided to disband the Supreme Military Council and refer its members to the government's financial and administration committee for investigation".

The decision came amid widespread reports of corruption within the ranks of the FSA, which is backed by Western and Arab governments in its battle to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Story first published: Jun 28, 2014 06:50 IST