Syria Regime Says ISIS ‘Minister of War’ killed

A group of Syrian pro-regime forces raise their guns in celebration on the outskirts of Kweyris near the Kweyris military air base, east of the Syrian province of Aleppo on November 10, 2015 Syrian forces said on Wednesday they had killed ISIS’ “minister of war” among other senior figures in the terrorist organization in operations in northern Syria. A Syrian source cited by regime media identified the war minister as Abu Musab al-Masri, without saying exactly when or where he was killed. He was named among 13 senior ISIS figures killed in Syrian operations east of the city of Aleppo. … Continue reading Syria Regime Says ISIS ‘Minister of War’ killed

Seif: We Count on Our Friends to Support Projects for Services in Liberated Areas

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif said that the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) is developing projects to administer the liberated areas and provide services to the civilian population. He stressed the importance of the support offered by friendly and sisterly countries for these projects aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Syrian people and improving living conditions in the liberated areas. During a meeting with the Norwegian Special Envoy for Syria, Knut Lein, on Tuesday, Seif said that the Coalition strives to carry out the duties assigned to it the day it was established, most importantly to administer the … Continue reading Seif: We Count on Our Friends to Support Projects for Services in Liberated Areas

Seif Welcomes the Riyadh Declaration, Stresses Iran Is Main Sponsor of Terrorism in the Region

President of the Syrian Coalition Riyad Seif welcomed the Riyadh declaration issued at the end of the Arab-Islamic-US summit in the Saudi capital. He stressed the need to combat extremist groups, chiefly among them are ISIS, Hezbollah, and Al-Qaeda. Seif said that Iran is responsible for the emergence of terrorist organizations in the region as it supports the Assad regime criminal and sectarian militias in Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen. Tehran’s actions in Syria led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians and the displacement of millions more, Seif said. He called on all countries around the world to … Continue reading Seif Welcomes the Riyadh Declaration, Stresses Iran Is Main Sponsor of Terrorism in the Region

Hariri: Iran Must Be Held Accountable for Its War Crimes in Syria

Nasr Hariri, head of the opposition’s High Negotiation’s Committee (HNC) to Geneva talks, on Friday described as dreaming those who think fighting terrorism is possible while the Assad regime is still in power. As the sixth round of talks in Geneva concluded on Friday, Hariri called for achieving a political transition under the umbrella of the United Nations and for holding the Iranian regime accountable for its blatant intervention in Syria. Hariri told reporters that efforts to combat terrorism and ending the Iranian intervention in Syria are in the interest of the Syrian people. He described Iran as a “rogue … Continue reading Hariri: Iran Must Be Held Accountable for Its War Crimes in Syria

Steifo: Political Solution Must Be Top Priority in Geneva Process

Member of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ahad Steifo said that a political solution must be achieved only through the Geneva process, adding that the Astana track must remain committed to its original tasks, namely arrangement and consolidation of cease-fire and tackling humanitarian issues. Steifo pointed out that negotiations in Geneva are based on international resolutions, which gives any potential outcome international legitimacy. Steifo, who is also member of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said that results of the sixth round of talks were not satisfactory as they did not answer questions about the timing of the round and the … Continue reading Steifo: Political Solution Must Be Top Priority in Geneva Process

Seif Meets de Mistura in Geneva, Stresses No Role for Assad in Syria’s Future

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif said that the Syrian opposition will not accept any role for Bashar Al-Assad neither in the transitional period nor in the future of Syria. He stressed that achieving a political transition should be on top of the agenda of the current round of talks in Geneva as he considered transition to be key to restoring security and stability in Syria. Seif made his remarks at a meeting with the UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. The meeting was also attended by members of … Continue reading Seif Meets de Mistura in Geneva, Stresses No Role for Assad in Syria’s Future

Guardian: Terrorizing Syrian People Is ‘Old Habit for Assad Dynasty’

The Assad regime’s attempts to conceal traces of the massacres it is committing in Syria are a cynical ploy which must not be allowed to succeed, said a Guardian editorial Tuesday. The article referred to reports by the US State Department that the Assad regime has built a crematorium at the notorious Sednaya Prison to dispose of the bodies of murdered detainees. “Burning bodies was a tactic used in Bosnia in the mid-1990s. It took years to find and prosecute those responsible, but it was done,” said the Guardian. “Terrorizing one’s own population is an old habit for the Assad … Continue reading Guardian: Terrorizing Syrian People Is ‘Old Habit for Assad Dynasty’