Syrian rebels appeal for help in fight against jihadists

June 11, 2014 9:35 PM

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BEIRUT: Syrian rebels called on regional backers for help to fight the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria as it bolstered its siege of the city of Deir al-Zor.

“The Supreme Military Council calls on all friendly and brotherly Arab nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, the UAE and Jordan, to give aid to the brigades on the ground in Deir al-Zor province so they can confront the terrorist ISIS organization,” the Free Syrian Army said in a statem...

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