Syrian rebels are refusing to release a group of UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights until government forces withdraw from the area. As the hostage crisis continues to unfold, many say it’s the rebels’ supporters that are truly responsible.
“The only reason they’re acting this way is because they feel they have some sort of support from the west,” political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT.
He said that if you look at the whole picture, you will easily find that the problem is not with those rebels, but with those who are supporting them – “the ones who are arming them, financing them, and providing them with political support.”
Alloush spoke to RT about the recent kidnappings, and western countries’ ongoing support to the Syrian rebels.
RT: The rebels say they won’t release the UN peacekeepers until Syrian government forces withdraw from the area – is that a realistic…
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