The Free Syrian Army will not take part in U.S. plans for destroying the Islamic State, the group’s founder said.

Colonel Riad al-Asaad said opposition forces would want assurances about the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad before joining a coalition against IS.

He said: “If they want to see the Free Syrian Army on their side, they should give assurances on toppling the Assad regime and on a plan including revolutionary principles.” […]