Syrian Coalition: Assad & Allies Violated All Agreements; Calls for Release of Detainees & Return of the Displaced

A Syrian Coalition official said that the Assad regime and its allies continued to violate the ‘de-escalation zones’ agreements that was reached in Astana and commit widespread war crimes against civilians. He stressed the need to release the detainees, allow the introduction of humanitarian aid, and allow the return of displaced persons to their homes. Member of the Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan said that the Assad regime is seeking to sabotage the Astana agreement through the continued targeting of civilians as well as the deliberate, systematic destruction of hospitals and healthcare and civil defense centers and all services facilities … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Assad & Allies Violated All Agreements; Calls for Release of Detainees & Return of the Displaced

Ousted President Morsi spends sixth consecutive Ramadan in prison

A file photo dated July 4, 2013 shows a female supporter of Mohammed Morsi gesturing as she holds a portrait of him in Rabia Adaweya Square a day after the military coup in Cairo, Egypt The family of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, has released a statement pointing out that this is his sixth Ramadan in prison, Al-Khaleej Online has reported. The first democratically-elected civilian President of Egypt is being held under a state of “siege and uncertainty” about the nature and conditions of his detention. His actual fate is unknown to his family. He has been in prison since his military … Continue reading Ousted President Morsi spends sixth consecutive Ramadan in prison

Iraq’s Sadr to form government of technocrats in Iraq

Leader of Iraq’s Sadrist Movement, Moqtada Al-Sadr Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr called for a government of technocrats. Al- Sadr’s remarks came after preliminary results revealed that his cross-sectarian coalition, Sairon appeared in the lead in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, meaning that the coalition will have the opportunity to form the next government. The parliamentary elections which took place on Saturday, are the first after defeating the Daesh and the US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 . According to Transparency International Iraq has been one of the world’s most corrupt countries for the past few years. Read: Democracy has taken a leap … Continue reading Iraq’s Sadr to form government of technocrats in Iraq

Renewed Assad Regime Airstrikes on Idlib & Hama Leave Civilian Casualties Wednesday

Renewed airstrikes by the Assad regime on Idlib and Hama provinces killed and injured a number of civilians on Wednesday as the Syrian Coalition warned that the continuing war crimes against civilians risk undermining chances of a political solution. Local activists said that Assad regime jets hit the town of Jisr al-Shughour in western rural of Idlib with vacuum bombs, killing one civilian and wounding others as well as destroying civilian homes. Assad regime air force also bombed the villages of Ishtabraq and Al-Najiya in western rural Idlib, while the village of Qandiya was hit with barrel bombs, causing damage … Continue reading Renewed Assad Regime Airstrikes on Idlib & Hama Leave Civilian Casualties Wednesday

Reaching Political Solution is not Decided by Percentage of Military Control But by Genuine Political Transition

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa said that reaching a political solution in Syria cannot be decided by the percentage of military control on the ground, stressing that achieving a genuine political transition in line with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254 must remain the basis for such solution. President Mustafa downplayed the importance of losses that rebel forces suffered in some areas across Syria. He said that there is international consensus that a political solution must be reached in accordance with international resolutions on Syria as he underscored the need to hold war … Continue reading Reaching Political Solution is not Decided by Percentage of Military Control But by Genuine Political Transition

Syrian Coalition Meets US Delegation to Discusses Latest Political & Humanitarian Developments

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa met with a US delegation Monday morning and discussed with them the latest political and humanitarian developments in Syria. The US delegation included Karen Decker, Director of the Syria Transition Assistance Response Team (START) of the US State Department and Jill Hutchings, Political Chief in the Syrian file. The meeting was also attended by members of the Coalition’s political committee Hadi Al-Bahra, Hawas Khalil, Fadi Ibrahim, and Ruba Habboush. President Mustafa emphasized the important role of the United States in striking necessary balance with regards to the political process aimed at achieving a … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Meets US Delegation to Discusses Latest Political & Humanitarian Developments

Syrian Coalition Highlights Iran’s Role in Worsening of the Syrian Crisis at a Meeting With Chinese Delegation

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa met with a delegation from the Chinese foreign ministry and discussed with them the latest field and political developments in the Syrian crisis. A delegation from the Coalition’s presidential and political bodies took part in the meeting. President Mustafa stressed that the Assad regime bears full responsibility for the worsening situation in Syria, pointing out that the Assad regime destroyed the country and allowed the entry of the Iranian terrorist militias with the sole aim of clinging to power. President Mustafa underscored the need to hold accountable perpetrators of war crimes in Syria, … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Highlights Iran’s Role in Worsening of the Syrian Crisis at a Meeting With Chinese Delegation