Syrian Coalition: Int’l Community is Obliged to Condemn Assad Regime & Russia’s Attacks on Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian Coalition emphasized that the fierce attacks being carried out by regime forces and their allies on the Damascus suburbs and rural Aleppo are clearly aimed at undermining all chances for a political solution by violating all agreements in place and insisting on carrying on with murder and crimes. Over the past few days, dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in rocket shelling and airstrikes by the Assad regime using cluster bombs on towns and villages of besieged eastern Ghouta as well as in Russian airstrikes on a public market in the town of Atareb in rural … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Int’l Community is Obliged to Condemn Assad Regime & Russia’s Attacks on Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Coalition: Russia Continues to Sabotage Political Process as it Continues Bombing Campaign

Atarib media center said that at least 160 people were killed and injured in the Russian airstrikes that hit the town on Monday. It said that the wounded were taken to field hospitals in Aleppo and Idlib provinces, noting that those with serious injuries were transferred to Turkey for treatment. The Syrian Coalition strongly condemned the “brutal crime which was committed by aircraft of the Russian occupation forces in the town of Atareb.” It noted that Russia continues to wriggle out of its commitments and obligations towards the ‘de-escalation zones’ agreement. “Instead of changing its positions and exerting pressure on … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Russia Continues to Sabotage Political Process as it Continues Bombing Campaign

50 Civilians Killed in Russian Airstrikes on Deir Ezzor, Eastern Syria

The Assad regime’s campaign of sieges in many areas across Syria constitutes crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive new report published on Monday. The report, titled “we leave or we die”: Forced displacement under Syria’s ‘reconciliation’ agreements, indicate the Assad regime has increasingly relied on such deals as a strategy to force the opposition to surrender. The human rights watchdog’s report examines four “reconciliation” deals between the Assad regime and the opposition leading to the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians after years-long sieges and indiscriminate bombardment. “The government’s campaign of sieges, unlawful killings and forced … Continue reading 50 Civilians Killed in Russian Airstrikes on Deir Ezzor, Eastern Syria

36th Regular Session of Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly Begins on Saturday

The 36th regular meeting of the Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly began on Saturday and is set to last two days in the Coalition’s headquarters in Istanbul. On top of the agenda of the meetings are the situation on the ground in eastern Ghouta, Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor as well as the Coalition’s efforts to reach out to revolution forces at home through direct meetings with local councils and civil institutions as well as through the Syrian Interim Government (SIG). Tabled for discussions are also preparations for the upcoming round of talks in Geneva and the Riyadh II conference. Member of … Continue reading 36th Regular Session of Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly Begins on Saturday

Syrian Coalition: Iran is Occupying Force Involved in Murder, Displacement, Ethnic & Sectarian Cleansing in Syria

The Syrian Coalition condemned the latest remarks made by Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the threats he issued against the Syrian people. The Coalition stressed that these remarks and explicit threats “blatantly contravene Iran’s so-called role in the ‘de-escalation zones’ agreement and violate the agreement itself and are no less heinous than the litany of crimes being committed by the Iranian militias against civilians in Syria on a daily basis.” In a press release issued on Thursday, the Coalition said that Velayati’s provocative remarks “have once again exposed the real role … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Iran is Occupying Force Involved in Murder, Displacement, Ethnic & Sectarian Cleansing in Syria

Syrian Coalition Delegation Visits EU to Mobilize Support for Political Transition in Syria

A delegation from the Syrian Coalition on Thursday arrived in Brussels to meet with European Union officials. The delegation includes Abdel-Ahad Steifo, head of the Coalition’s foreign relations department, Anas al-Abdah, former President of the Coalition, and Nasr al-Hariri, head of the opposition’s negotiations delegation to Geneva talks. The Coalition is seeking through the visit to promote political coordination with the European Union; mobilize support for political transition in Syria; and press for the activation of sanctions against the Assad regime, especially after UN-OPCW investigators confirmed Assad’s use of chemical weapons against civilians in the towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Lataminah, … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Delegation Visits EU to Mobilize Support for Political Transition in Syria

Syrian Coalition: Iranian Regime Supporting Terror Groups & Igniting Wars & Crises in the Region

The Syrian Coalition condemned the crimes and violations that the Houthi militias continue to commit against civilians in Yemen and the attacks they launch against Saudi Arabia, especially the crime of firing a ballistic missile on the capital Riyadh. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Coalition said that the Iranian regime is chiefly responsible for supporting terrorist groups and spreading extremist ideology, igniting more wars and crises, and supporting tyranny and oppression. The Iranian regime has always stood against the aspirations of the peoples and their rights to freedom and justice, the Coalition added. The Syrian Coalition expressed … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Iranian Regime Supporting Terror Groups & Igniting Wars & Crises in the Region