File - Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba answers questions during a news conference in Geneva January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Syrian National Coalition President Ahmad Jarba said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) represented a serious threat to the entire Arab region and called on the international community to provide the opposition with weapons.On Hezbollah's involvement in the fighting alongside Assad, the SNC president said there were no reports of Hezbollah retreating from Syria to fight in Iraq.He also said Hezbollah has not confronted ISIS in Syria, arguing this ran counter to the party's justification for entering the Syrian battlefield – that is, to face jihadist groups. According to Jarba, ISIS has attempted to control opposition-held areas since the early years of the crisis, and the SNC's pleas to contain the jihadist group went unheeded until recently, only as a result of its gains in Iraq.Speaking about the living conditions of the Syrian people, Jarba said they were "miserable" and that ISIS was expanding while the FSA was facing "shortages on all levels".Jarba also point out that the SNC did not acknowledge Assad's re-election.Jarba said the Coalition's current focus was boosting the morale of the Syrian people.
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