Syrian Protestors Renew Demands for Assad Regime’s Departure
Protestors in the liberated areas renewed their demands for the departure of the Assad regime along with all its symbols and pillars as well as for the withdrawal of Qaeda from Syria.
Syrian civilians renewed their demands in demonstrations that swept across the liberated areas on Friday.
Demonstrators in the town of Sarqeb in rural Idlib held placards reading "revolution until victory" and “we will bring Assad down no matter how long it takes.”
The town of Maarat al-Nu'man in rural Idlib witnessed the biggest demonstrations against the Assad regime and Al-Nusra Front, the Qaeda franchise in Syria. Demonstrators raised placards denouncing Bashar al-Assad and Al-Nusra Front.
In rural Aleppo, civilians took to the streets of the towns of Al-Bab and Biza’a, renewing calls for the toppling of the Assad regime. Protestors also condemned the practices of Haiyat Tahrir Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) in the liberated areas, including the detention and mistreatment of civilians and activists as well as the targeting of the Free Syrian Army groups.
Demonstrators in the town of Biza’a called on the Free Syrian Army groups to unify and oust the terrorist militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) from northern rural Aleppo.
More demonstrations also were recorded in Dara’a province and eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus. Protestors called for the immediate release of the detainees and the disclosing the fate of the forcibly disappeared under the Assad regime. They also reaffirmed their rights to freedom and dignity by overthrowing the Assad regime and its symbols.
The implementation of international resolutions calling for bringing about a political transition in Syria is only achievable through the departure of Bashar Assad and the pillars of his regime, said Nasr al-Hariri, head of the delegation of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Geneva talks.
In an interview with the New Arab newspaper on Thursday, Hariri said that a political transition "cannot take place with the presence of a criminal like Bashar al-Assad.” He stressed that “to say that we entered the stage of political transition, the head of the regime and its symbols must step aside in the beginning of the transitional period." (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media + Agencies)