Statement on the Formation of the Supreme Military Council Command of Syria

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A statement issued by the Supreme Military Council Command of Syria on December 15th 2012 on its formation.
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A conference was held in Turkey to unify the military wing of the Syrian opposition, which includes more than 550 members of the Syrian military and revolutionary council commands, as well as brigade and battalion commands. A total of 261 representatives were selected from among these groups to form the Revolutionary Force Authority. Thirty members, including six members of each of the fronts (eleven officers and nineteen civil revolutionaries), were elected to form the Supreme Military Council. Two deputies from each of the five fronts were elected to serve under the commander-in-chief of the Supreme Military Council, including five military and five civilian deputies. Each front consists of five branches, five departments under the commander-in-chief and a revolutionary military council in each governorate. The commander-in-chief was elected by the Supreme Military Council Command. The rights and duties of the Council are as follows:

  1. The Supreme Military Council Command is considered the highest military authority in the Syrian Arab Republic.
  2. The minister of defense is the head of the Supreme Military Council Command.
  3. Appointing the commander-in-chief. The Council has the right to accept his resignation or remove him in the event of incompetence. The latter requires a two-thirds majority vote in favor.
  4. Nominating five names for the minister of defense and five for the minister of interior. The prime minister makes the final selection from these options.
  5. Appointing a legal committee tasked with appointing members of the joint revolutionary military force authority.
  6. Establishing the military strategy and policies aimed at toppling the regime.
  7. Overseeing the distribution of weapons and funds to the five fronts.
  8. Tasking the central command with preparing plans for military operations, and overseeing their execution. 
  9. Overseeing the work of the central command and all forces under it.
  10. Protecting the revolution, national assets, and the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic.
  11. Maintaining and protecting the internal security of the country by overseeing all revolutionary intelligence and security bodies.
  12. Protecting the assets and properties of the Syrian people.
  13. Accepting or rejecting the resignation of any member of the Supreme Military Council Command and replacing them as needed.
  14. Mandating and amending internal regulations and administrative and financial systems.
  15. In consultation with the commander-in-chief, the Council has the right to remove any military member from the Council in the event that dereliction of duty or inefficacy is proven. 
  16. Proposing a military rank, an honorary status or a promotion for an officer to the prime minister for approval (as recommended by the Council).
  17. This Council is the only authority mandated to form the Syrian Arab army after the fall of the regime.
  18. The Council is not to allow international trials for any revolutionaries who carried a weapon against the regime. Such cases should be referred to a fair Syrian trial if necessary. 
In order to facilitate the liberation process and the administration of the transitional period, the delineation of five fronts in Syria was approved. Each front is represented by six military and civilian members of the Supreme Military Council Command. Selection of the members was achieved via direct free voting by 261 representatives of the armed Syrian opposition during the meetings in Turkey. The representatives of each front are as follows: 
 
The Eastern Front:
  1. Air Force Colonel Ziad Haj Obeid
  2. Lieutenant-Colonel Adnan Mohamed al-Kawkab
  3. Ragheb Bashir al-Tomaa
  4. Yilmaz Saeed
  5. Faraj Hammoud al-Faraj
  6. Dr. Omar Dada
The Northern Front:
  1. Ahmed Issa al-Sheikh
  2. Moustafa Abdel Karim
  3. Jamal Khalid al-Marouf
  4. Colonel Abdel Jabar al-Akidey
  5. Muhanna Jafaleh
  6. Ahmed Obeid
The Homs Front:
  1. Air Force Colonel Qassem Saad al-Din
  2. Rami al-Dalati
  3. Major Abdel Halim Ghanoum
  4. Iyad Jomaa
  5. Munzer Ahmed Sarass
  6. Colonel Abdel Rahman Souwess
The Western and Central Front:
  1. Brigadier Abdel Majeed Dabees
  2. Major Mazen Qanfiti
  3. Kamal Hamamy
  4. Houzifa Moustafa al-Sheiary
  5. Youssef Mohamed al-Hassan
  6. Saad al-Din al-Hashimy
The Southern Front:
  1. Zahran Aloush
  2. Khalid Hussein al-Arnous
  3. Colonel Khalid Mohamed al-Hourani
  4. Fady Saad al-Assami
  5. Colonel Abdullah al-Rifai
  6. Ibrahim al-Toushi
Brigadier General Salim Idris was selected as the commander-in-chief. He is assisted by five military deputies, each representing one front. Each military deputy is supported by an assistant civilian deputy.
 
The deputies and assistant deputies for each front are as follows:
  1. Colonel Fateh Hassoun / Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for Homs
  2. Osama Sayeh al-Jounedi / Assistant Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for Homs
  1. Lieutenant Colonel Mahmoud al-Aboud / Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Eastern Region
  2. Saddam al-Jamel / Assistant Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Eastern Region
  1. Colonel Moustafa Hashim / Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Western and Central Region
  2. Abdel Fattah Aroub / Assistant Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Western and Central Region
  1. Colonel Abdel Basset al-Tawil / Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Northern Region
  2. Abdel Kader al-Saleh / Assistant Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Northern Region
  1. Brigadier Ziad Fahed / Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Southern Region
  2. Bashar Awad al-Zoubie / Assistant Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief for the Southern Region
Five specialized branches were established at each front. The heads of each branch are as follows: 
 
The Homs Front:
  1. Captain Abdullah Bahbouh / Head of Operations 
  2. First Lieutenant Omar Shamsi and Zakaria Taha / Head of Intelligence  
  3. Captain Ekrameh al-Bakour / Head of Supplies and Equipment
  4. Ahmed Abdel Rahman al-Hamoui / Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs 
  5. Khalid Bakar and Ghannam Saad al-Din / Head of Transitional Justice
The Eastern Front:
  1. Colonel Ragheb al-Hamed / Head of Operations 
  2. Major Omar Terrad / Head of Intelligence
  3. Major Osama al-Jasim / Head of Supplies and Equipment
  4. Lieutenant-Colonel Moustafa Ibrahim / Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs 
  5. Colonel Ahmed Ayed al-Khalif / Head of Transitional Justice 
The Northern Front:
  1. Brigadier Hussein al-Akeedi / Head of Operations
  2. Lieutenant-Colonel Aly Zein / Head of Intelligence
  3. Mohamed Moustafa al-Bakour / Head of Supplies and Equipment 
  4. Colonel Fadel al-Hagy / Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs
  5. Brigadier Abdel Rahman al-Hassan / Head of Transitional Justice
The Southern Front:
  1. Lieutenant-Colonel Majeed al-Sayed Ahmed / Head of Operations 
  2. Major Jawad Saeed / Head of Intelligence 
  3. Major Ahmed Naief al-Hussein / Head of Supplies and Equipment 
  4. Major Mazeed Dahan / Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs 
  5. Mohamed al-Wazir / Head of Transitional Justice 
The Western and Central Front:
  1. Major Bassil Salou / Head of Operations 
  2. Manar al-Shami / Head of Supplies and Equipment 
  3. Colonel Maher Nabhan / Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs 
  4. Abdel Razak Freijeh / Head of Transitional Justice 
  5. Colonel Mohamed Awad / Head of Intelligence  
It was agreed that committees from the Supreme Military Command would be selected to oversee specialized operations.
 
Armament Committee:
 
The Northern Front:
  1. Colonel Abdel Jabar al-Akidey
  2. Jamal Marouf
The Eastern Front:
  1. Colonel Ziad Haj Obeid
  2. Faraj Hammoud al-Faraj
The Western and Central Front:
  1. Houzifa Moustafa al-Sheiary
  2. Youssef al-Hassan
The Homs Front:
  1. Colonel Qassem Saad al-Din
  2. Major Abdel Halim Ghanoum
The Southern Front:
  1. Colonel Abdullah al-Rifai
  2. Colonel Khalid al-Hourani
Financial Committee:
 
The Northern Front:
  1. Ahmed Obeid
  2. Ahmed Issa Abu Issa
The Eastern Front:
  1. Ragheb al-Tomaa
  2. Lieutenant-Colonel Adnan al-Kawkab
The Western and Central Front:
  1. Kamal Hamami
  2. Saad al-Din Hashimy
The Homs Front:
  1. Munzer Ahmed Sarass
  2. Rami al-Dalati
The Southern Front:
  1. Khalid al-Arnous
  2. Fady al-Assami
Glory and immortality to our faithful martyrs, and long live the free Syria.
 
Syrian Arabic Republic
The Supreme Military Council Command
End of document
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