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What Has Actually Happened in Qaboun?

What has happened and still happening in the Damascene neighborhood of Qaboun?  And who has the answers for the dozens of our lost questions amid the rumors and disputes between the battalions and fighters.


Qaboun neighborhood was the last port that remained amid a severe siege on all the surrounding rebellious areas that are located around the neighborhood and behind it.  Not to mention thousands of civilians displaced to the same neighborhood.  News started to come on a truce here and a retreat there and accusations were being exchanged between the battalions.  Meanwhile, martyrs were falling from all involved parties; fighters, civilians and reporters; and the campaign got fiercer at the neighborhood till the regime has advanced and regained control of the critical points in it.


Rather than meeting together to review the reasons behind that crisis, the battalions continued to throw accusations here and there while our questions remain unanswered and the future of the area remains uncertain simply because we do not really know what has happened.  Is it true that some battalions failed the area? Were there any haphazard retreats? Who is responsible for the defeat? What about the future? How can FSA confronts what has happened? And by which strategy?


Every time, some thing similar happens we go back to the null point and start to talk about the absence of coordination and a united military leadership at the level of one single area.  Nonetheless, instead of learning from our mistakes, we continue to repeat them one time after another.


Today, all the military commandments particularly in the areas of Qaboun neighborhood, Douma city and the other areas from where battalions had joined the battle to defend Qaboun are required to sit and find out together the truth behind what has happened to prevent it from happening again in the future.  All civil councils and fares are also required to put pressure on them in order to accomplish that goal.


Obviously, no one has been or will be concerned about what is happening in Syria and we have the greatest, most frequent, painful and disappointing example of Homs city.  Therefore, we should not disappoint ourselves at least one more time.  The war is a matter of recur and return even in the case of retreats, they should not be the reason for our disputes and tenacity.


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