Armed Opposition’s Delegation to Astana Talks Insists on Improving Humanitarian Situation as Meeting Concludes

The armed opposition’s delegation to the Astana talks stressed the need to implement the United Nations and Security Council resolutions calling for improving the humanitarian situation in the besieged areas across Syria.

The head of the armed opposition’s delegation Mohamed Alloush reiterated the FSA’s and rebel groups’ commitment to the ceasefire, calling for the withdrawal of all Iranian-backed foreign militias from Syria.

Alloush maintained that a political solution must include the departure of Bashar al-Assad.

Russia and Turkey pledged to work on bolstering the ceasefire and ensure unhindered flow of humanitarian aid to all the besieged areas across Syria, Alloush said. He added that Russia pledged it would press the Assad regime to release an estimated 13,000 female detainees from its prisons.

“We object giving Iran any role to play in the future of Syria,” Alloush said, adding that the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will make “every possible effort to resume the political process in Geneva.”

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office / 25.01.2017)

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