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01 November 2017 In Coalition News

The Coalition’s political committee held a videoconference with civil leaders in the besieged eastern Ghouta to follow up on the situation in the area and the brutal campaign being launched by the Assad regime and the sectarian militias on civilians trapped inside.

The Coalition briefed the civil leaders in eastern Ghouta on the efforts it is making to ensure that the siege on the area is lifted, humanitarian crossings are opened, and sufficient aid is delivered to the besieged civilians.

Vice-presidents of the Coalition Abdul Rahman Mustafa, Abdul Basset Hamo, and Salwa Aksoi participated in the conference, while on the other end of the videolink there were Akram Tomah, Deputy head of the Syrian Interim Government and leaders in the areas of relief and medical work as well as members of Damascus Provincial Council.

Medical officials in eastern Ghouta warned of the deteriorating health and medical conditions in the rebel-held area as there are around 200 patients who need urgent medical evacuation for treatment in specialized hospitals. There are around 450 cancer patients in eastern Ghouta who are in dire need for treatment and medicine.

Both sides discussed the situation on the ground in eastern Ghouta and attempts by the Assad regime forces and the sectarian militias to advance on the fronts of Jobar and Ayn Tarma. They also discussed the daily shelling by regime forces as well as the massacres committed by the Assad regime forces on Tuesday and which coincided with a new round of talks in Astana and talk about the “de-escalation zones” agreement. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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