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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,…
The Syrian Coalition describes the international community’s attitude towards Bashar al Assad’s massacres, suspicious, and that it “keeps the door open for him to continue killing Syrians and violate international laws." This statement came in reference to the Barada Valley massacre, which claimed the lives of nearly 200 residents in an area near the capital Damascus. Regime forces planted and detonated two car bombs in front of Osama bin Zaid…
The Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army rejects sitting at the negotiating table with those who have "Syrian blood on their hands." The Council added: " Let Geneva 2 fail if the international community does not take a stern position towards the horrific massacre of Syrian civilians." The Supreme Military Council of the FSA said that the Geneva 2 formula lacks everything that suggests the possibility of reaching…
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