Translation by the Syrian Freedom team:
I am colonel Zbeyda Al-Miki of the Syrian army from the sold “Golan”. I declare my defection from the traitorous Assad army.
As I am the first woman officer of the Allawi sect to defect, this is my message:
People of my country, people of my sect, the conflict in Syria is between the oppressor and the oppressed, between the people and the regime, which means that the conflict isn’t between sects and minorities.
But the regime is making the conflict sectarian to destroy the revolution.
Brothers in arms, fight for the victory of the people’s revolution, and provide the revolution with a national soul and the feeling of belonging to the nation, not to a sect, with the values of nationalism, not sectarianism.
Teach the people that the county’s geography is not the geography of sects and that belonging to the nation is to refuse all others attachments that interfere with national unity.
Teach and learn that sectarianism is a destructive, a defeat for the country, to pride and freedom, and is a victory for escalation and a humiliating regime.
You should know that the Syrian revolution is for dignity, pride, equality, and citizenship. That is the national plan, as opposed to that of the criminal, sectarian regime.
Don’t be hit men for the regime. Remember Allah saying: the one who kills one person, is like one who kills all people, and the one who saves a life is like one who saves all lives.
Finally, I would like to thank all who helped me to defect from this criminal regime. I would like to thank my brothers in arms in the Free Syrian Army, Jund Allah battalion, with the coordination of the military council of Damascus and its outskirts. This is my identification.