Yurdakul: Geneva is Still Priority for Political Solution

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif and members of the political committee met with the official in charge of the Syrian file in the Turkish Foreign Ministry Mustafa Yurdakul who quit his position as he was appointed as Turkey’s ambassador to Pakistan. Members of the political committee expressed their sincere thanks to Yurdakul and his distinguished role in the past period. Yurdakul stressed that the tragedy in Syria and the suffering the Syrian people have so far endured are unprecedented in recent history. He noted that Turkey’s primary goal is to put an end to the suffering of the … Continue reading Yurdakul: Geneva is Still Priority for Political Solution

Negotiations Committee Delegation Urges UN Action to Relieve Syrian Refugees in Arsal, Lebanon

The Syrian opposition’s Negotiations Committee called on the United Nations and international organizations to intervene urgently to relieve Syrian refugees in refugee camps in and around the town of Arsal in eastern Lebanon who are suffering dire conditions with the onset of winter. Members of the Committee held a teleconference with representative of the Syrian Coalition in Lebanon Abdul Rahman Akkari, director of one of the camps in Arsal, and Head of the delegation of the Committee on Coordination with the Lebanese government Khaled Raad. The teleconference discussed the situation in the Syrian refugees camps in and around the border … Continue reading Negotiations Committee Delegation Urges UN Action to Relieve Syrian Refugees in Arsal, Lebanon

Syrian Coalition Condemns US President Trump’s Decision to Acknowledge Jerusalem Capital of Israeli Occupation

The Syrian Coalition condemned the decision by United States President Donald Trump to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy to the occupied city. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Coalition asserted that “Jerusalem is a Palestinian Arab land. Under international law, neither the Israeli occupation, as an occupying force, nor any foreign authority have the right to claim sovereignty over the city.” “President Trump’s decision violates UN resolutions, including the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council resolutions. It also risks undermining the credibility of all previous and future understandings … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Condemns US President Trump’s Decision to Acknowledge Jerusalem Capital of Israeli Occupation

Syrian Interim Government Opens Jassim Sub-district Directorate in Dara’a & Meets FSA Commanders

Minister of Local Administration of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Mohammed Sorour Al-Muthayeb and an accompanying ministerial delegation opened a building of the Jassim Sub-district Directorate in Dara’a province of the Dara’a Province Police Command. The sub-district officials briefed Al-Muthayeb on the departments and work mechanism of the Directorate. The Directorate comprises 65 police officers and policemen who defected from the Assad regime’s security services as well as civilian and military police. They underwent fitness exercises and training courses on how to deal with citizens. Al-Muthayeb listened to complaints from the sub-district officials and discussed with them ways to support … Continue reading Syrian Interim Government Opens Jassim Sub-district Directorate in Dara’a & Meets FSA Commanders

Rights Group: Nearly 1,000 Civilians Were Killed in Syria in November

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 996 civilians, including 211 children and 113 women, were killed across Syria in November. It noted that 80 percent of the victims were killed by the Assad regime and its Russian ally. In a report released on Friday, the rights group said that 503 civilians, including 74 children and 51 women, were killed by the Assad regime forces. It pointed out that nine more people were killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime. At least 279 civilians, including 95 children and 44 women, were killed in … Continue reading Rights Group: Nearly 1,000 Civilians Were Killed in Syria in November

HNC Calls on UN to Pressure Assad Regime to Implement Political Transition

The Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee’s (HNC) delegation to Geneva talks met foreign diplomats and representatives of friendly countries on Thursday to discuss the latest developments of the ongoing negotiating process in Geneva. Head of HNC delegation to the talks, Nasr al-Hariri, said that the Syrian opposition is fully prepared to enter into direct negotiations with the Assad regime. He called upon the United Nations to ratchet up pressure on the Assad regime to seriously engage in the political process as soon as possible and to implement international resolutions to bring about a political transition in Syria. Hariri pointed out … Continue reading HNC Calls on UN to Pressure Assad Regime to Implement Political Transition

Hariri: Institutions of Syrian Revolution are Principal Supporters of HNC’s Delegation to Geneva

Head of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) delegation to Geneva, Nasr al-Hariri, held a teleconference with civil leaders in Homs province on Wednesday. He stressed that the Syrian people, institutions of the revolution, and the FSA groups are the principal supporter of the HNC’s delegation to Geneva. Hariri reaffirmed commitment of the opposition negotiations team to the fundamental principles of the Syrian revolution that were spelled out in the final communiqué of the second expanded meeting of the Syrian opposition in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Hariri told a broad array of civil and rebel leaders in Homs that the … Continue reading Hariri: Institutions of Syrian Revolution are Principal Supporters of HNC’s Delegation to Geneva