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Local news websites and social media users circulated a statement attributed to the "Syrian Interim Government" affiliated with the Syrian opposition claiming that it "supports the decision to isolate Abu Amsha and asks his faction to abide by it", but the statement is forged, according to a statement by the government's media office.

Local news websites and social media users circulated a statement attributed to the "Syrian Interim Government" affiliated with the Syrian opposition claiming that it "supports the decision to isolate Abu Amsha and asks his faction to abide by it", but the statement is forged, according to a statement by the government's media office.


Did the "Interim government" support the decision to isolate "Abu Amsha" and asked his faction to comply?
Prime Minister of the “Interim” Abdul Rahman Mustafa and leaders of the “Al-Amashat” faction - July 7, 2021 (Mohammed Al-Jassem / Twitter)

Did the "Interim government" support the decision to isolate "Abu Amsha" and asked his faction to comply?

Ahmad Primo Ahmad Primo   Friday 18th February 2022

Ahmad Primo Ahmad Primo   Friday 18th February 2022

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Local news websites and social media users have recently published news about the Syrian Interim Government's support for the decisions issued by the Committee to investigate violations of the Sultan Suleiman Shah Division, known locally as the "Amashat Division".

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, the website of the Syrian newspaper (Enab Baladi) published a story entitled "The Temporary Supports the Decision to isolate Abu Amsha and asks his faction to comply," based on a statement attributed to the government-affiliated with the Syrian opposition.

The claim on the website of Enab Baladi newspaper
The claim on the website of Enab Baladi newspaper

And the newspaper indicated in its news above that the “interim” supported, in a statement published on Thursday, February 17, the decisions and recommendations issued by the committee and asked the leadership of the “Amashat” to abide by the committee’s findings and to cooperate fully with it.

The statement allegedly issued by the Syrian Interim Government
The statement allegedly issued by the Syrian Interim Government

The claim, which was based on the same statement, gained wide spread after many local news websites contributed to its publication, a sample of which you will find in the “Claim's Sources” table at the end of this article.

Refute the claim

Verify-Sy team conducted research to verify the claim that “the Syrian Interim Government supported the decision of the committee authorized by the National Army to look into the issue of the Sultan Suleiman Shah Division in a statement issued by it,” and it turned out to be incorrect.

As the results of the advanced search using keywords did not show any supportive results, the search included the official website of the government-affiliated with the Syrian opposition and the pages associated with it on Facebook and Twitter, and the official account of Prime Minister Abdul Rahman Mustafa on Twitter.

In the same context, the media office of the Syrian Interim Government denied the authenticity of the statement attributed to it. Its director said in a telephone conversation with him that the author of this article that the statement claiming that “the interim government supports the decision to isolate Abu Amsha and asks his faction to abide” is a false statement, and its source is a fake channel on the application Telegram impersonates the government, and sends the link to the channel that officially belongs to the opposition government.

During the call, the director of the office indicated that the government has not yet issued any official position regarding the decision of the committee referred to in the case of the Sultan Suleiman Shah faction, pointing out that any official news of the government will be published only through its website and its official identifiers.

Sources that have been corrected after publishing (Verify-Sy) the correction:

Enab Baladi newspaper: The newspaper added an explanation to its story, which included the forged statement, in which it indicated that it had contacted sources in the "interim" government, and in turn confirmed the incorrectness of the statement quoted about it.

Al Sharq News - Syria: The Foundation published on its Facebook page a post in which it said that the media office of the "Syrian Interim Government" denied the authenticity of the statement attributed to it, about supporting the decisions to dismiss the leader of the "Suleiman Shah" faction, Muhammad Al-Jassem (Abu Amsha), and said that the statement Forged and its source is a fake channel on the Telegram application that impersonates the government.

Halab Today Channel: The channel published a clarification on the (Telegram) application. It said that the Syrian Interim Government denied issuing any official statement regarding the decisions issued by the investigation committee into the violations of the "Sultan Suleiman Shah" faction.

What is the story of isolating Abu Amsha?

The Judicial Committee charged with adjudicating the cases brought against the "Soliman Shah Division" decided on Wednesday, February 15, 2022, to dismiss the division's leader, Muhammad Al-Jassem, known as "Abu Amsha", his brothers and a number of the division's leaders. The decision was placed within the framework of "bringing justice to the oppressed, compensating the affected, and giving an honorable image that achieves the goals of the revolution for which the Syrians came out."

In its decision, which was spread on social media and verified (verified) by a source in the committee, the committee recommended that Abu Amsha not hand over any of the positions of the revolution later, because of the "proven cases against him, in order to spare the region from the possibilities of fighting, blood and sedition." ".

The Judicial Committee’s decision that provided for the dismissal of Abu Amsha and other leaders of the Suleiman Shah Division
The Judicial Committee’s decision that provided for the dismissal of Abu Amsha and other leaders of the Suleiman Shah Division

Numerous accusations were brought against Abu Amsha and members of his division in the Sheikh Al-Hadid area of Afrin, related to collecting royalties and olive oil from farmers in the name of Abu Amsha, people sharing their crops, seizing land, and multiple violations of rights from cases of rape and false accusations of people, to pay sums in exchange for obtaining Innocence.

The Unified Command Room (Azm), which is made up of multiple factions, and is affiliated with the National Army, announced its commitment to implementing the decisions approved by the committee.
According to Al-Modon newspaper, the military spokesman for the National Army, Major Youssef Hammoud, confirmed that Azm continues to hold anyone who threatens the security and stability of the region accountable.


conclusion

1- The statement claiming that the Syrian Interim Government supports isolating "Abu Amsha" is a false statement.

2- The statement was not published on the government website of the Syrian opposition.

3- The Director of the Media Office in the Interim Government denied issuing any official position regarding the decision to isolate Abu Amsha.

4- This article has been included in the (Lying) section according to (Verify-Sy Methodology).

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