President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah met with President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani in Erbil on Sunday. The two sides discussed the latest developments in the region and the war crimes being committed against the Syrian people, particularly against civilians trapped in besieged eastern Aleppo where vital civilian infrastructure and medical facilities continue to be the main target of the Russian and Assad regime airstrikes.
Abdah stressed the need to stop the terrorist attacks by the Russian, Iranian, and Assad regime forces on Aleppo where over 750 people have been killed and thousands more injured. In addition to hospitals, the relentless aerial bombardment forced all schools in eastern Aleppo to close down and destroyed two civil defense centers.
The meeting touched on shared goals between the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the Syrian revolution forces, most notably fighting terrorism. Abdah thanked Barzani for standing on the side of the Syrian people in their struggle for freedom and dignity, expressing appreciation to the leadership and the people of Iraqi Kurdistan Region for hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
For his part, Barzani stressed the close links between the two brotherly Syrian and Kurdish peoples, reaffirming continued support for Syrian refugees in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. He also emphasized the important role played by the Syrian Coalition in the political process and the future of Syria.
President Abdah presented the Revolution Shield to President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office / 05.12.2016)