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Elections were held in the FSA-held town of Harasta Rural Damascus to elect members of the provincial council under the supervision of the Ministry of Local Administration of the Syrian interim government (SIG). Civil society organizations and local media outlets monitored the elections which were attended by various official and revolutionary bodies and residents of the town. Despite the brutal onslaught being launched by the Assad regime and the allied…
The Syrian Coalition called on the UN Security Council to take action under Chapter VII of the United Nations to hold the Assad regime accountable for the crime of using chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun. A panel of UN investigators has confirmed that the Assad regime is fully responsible for the sarin attack on the rebel-held town. Yasser al-Farhan, member of the Coalition’s political committee, said that action must be…
The Syrian Coalition urged Turkey, as a guarantor of the “de-escalation zones” agreement to step up efforts to stop attacks by the Russian and Iranian forces on Syrian civilians in Deir Ezzor, rural Aleppo, eastern Ghouta and western Ghouta in the Damascus suburbs. The remarks were made at a meeting between the Coalition’s political committee and a delegation from the Turkish foreign ministry which included Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister Sedat…
Abdel Rahman Mustafa, Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition, said that putting the border crossings in the Shield of the Euphrates area under unified management by the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) is a positive step towards building the new Syria and institutionalizing the state. Mustafa pointed out that the revenues coming from the crossings would be collected in one treasury and put at SIG’s disposal. He described the move as especially…
The Syrian Coalition said that the Russian veto aimed at obstructing JIM’s efforts is a tacit admission of Assad's total and direct responsibility for the crime of using chemical weapons in Syria. In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition strongly condemned Russia's use of its veto power on the UN Security Council on Tuesday preventing the renewal of the mandate for the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of…
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