'Western-backed' Syrian leader flees to Qatar, WSJ

General Idris forced to leave after jihadists make gains

12 December, 17:49

    (ANSAmed) - NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12 - General Salim Idris, the head of the Free Syrian Army, has reportedly left the country after jihadists took control of a headquarters of the Western-backed rebel group.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Idris crossed over into Turkey from Syria and then fled to Doha, Qatar. The move resulted in the US and Great Britain suspending all 'non-lethal military aid' with immediate effect. (ANSAmed).

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