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Anas al Abda, member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee, said that the Syrian National Council’s proposal to the Syrian Coalition calls for the Arab League to remove UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi from office is “one of the Council’s legitimate rights as it is one of the basic components of the Syrian Coalition.” This comes after Brahimi’s statement “that Assad can be part of the solution in the transitional phase"…
The Syrian Coalition accused Islamic extremists of smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary inside one of the churches in al Yaqoubiya, Idlib.  An expert in Islamism told the Syrian Coalition “The man named Omar Ghurabaa’, who appeared in a video, is the commander of one of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham’s battalions (ISIS). A photo posted on social media sites confirmed his relationship with the organization. The…
Press StatementSyrian CoalitionIstanbul, TurkeyOctober 26, 2013 The Iraqi government continues to interfere with Syria’s internal affairs. Today, Saturday, October 26, Iraqi soldiers provoked a clash with Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigades stationed at al-Yarubiya border crossing with Iraq. Iraqi army forces also shelled the al-Yarubiya post, early Saturday, in cooperation with militias of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). These units are the armed wing of PYD (an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers'…
Fayez Sara, a member of the Syrian Coalition’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said that Hasan Nasrallah is “parroting the regime’s words and lies in his new-old speech.” Sara added that “Nasrallah is playing on the emotions of the Lebanese people in an attempt to gain sympathizers by speaking about those who went missing and kidnapped in Lebanon’s civil war. However, he was always been opposed to Lebanon’s attempts to know the…
Louay Safi, official spokesman for the Syrian Coalition ruled out sitting down with Iran at the negotiating table in Geneva 2, citing the "non-existence in Geneva 1 and that Iran is part of the problem rather than the solution." This response comes in reply to comments made by UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, claiming that the presence of Iran at the negotiating table in Geneva is "necessary and normal."  Safi concluded,…
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