Officials in the Syrian Coalition said that extremism and tyranny would have no future in Syria, stressing the need for the institutions of the revolution and civil society organizations to stand united against attempts to rehabilitate the Assad regime.
Secretary of the Coalition’s political committee Yahya Maktabi said that “there are three conflicting projects in Syria, which are tyranny, terrorism, and the will of the sons and daughters of Syria.” He stressed that the Syrian people will regain freedom and dignity whatever the odds.
Speaking during a teleconference with representatives of Aleppo provincial council, Maktabi said that the tyrannical Assad regime has long sent two messages to Syrians and the outside world. The first message, “Assad or we burn the country,” was addressed to the Syrian people at home, while the second one, “Assad or ISIS,” was addressed to the outside world.
Maktabi stressed the need for forces of the revolution to close ranks to confront the forces that are lobbying for Assad as well as to thwart attempts to rehabilitate the Assad regime. “United we stand, divided we fall,” he said.
Maktabi stressed the important role of civil society organizations, saying that local councils in Syria “are at the heart of civil society.”
Yasser Farhan, member of the Coalition’s political committee, said that while the Assad regime receives unwavering political support from a superpower, namely Russia, the United States has so far focused on combating terrorism. The US’s ignoring of the root cause of terror, which is the Assad regime, has further prolonged the conflict and increased the suffering of civilians.
Farhan underscored the need to keep open the channels of communication and to boost coordination among the local councils, the Syrian Interim Government, and civil society organizations as offering the Syrian people the best hope for getting rid of the tyrannical regime.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies / 04.08.2017)