President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa met with the Georgia’s Ambassador to Ankara Irakli Koplatadze and the Georgian General Consul in Istanbul Inga Kikvadze and discussed with them the latest political and field developments in Syria.
The two sides agreed that both the Syrian and Georgian peoples suffer from the crimes being committed by Russia against civilians and its support for illegitimate regimes with the aim of preventing them from gaining their freedom and dignity.
Mustafa pointed out that what is going on in southern Syria is like "doomsday," adding that Russia is pursuing a scorched-earth policy against civilians to impose its conditions. He warned that the Assad regime and Russia are seeking to forcibly displace the local population of Dara’a just as they did in other areas in Syria.
Mustafa denounced the Assad regime’s recognition of the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia as a violation of international law, expressing support for the sovereignty and independence of Georgia and its territorial integrity.
Mustafa pointed out that the Assad regime is "illegitimate and all its decisions and positions are illegitimate for us." He pointed out that "the Assad regime takes its decisions under orders from Russia as it has became a mere pawn in the hands of the Russian administration."
"Over the past seven years, the Syrian people have been well aware of the Russian position and its operations aimed at killing others. What the Georgians are facing now is the same our people have been facing for more than seven years," Mustafa added.
Mustafa expressed his support for the Georgian people as he expressed hope that Georgia will do the same. The two sides reaffirmed their determination to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in a way that serves the interests of the Syrian and Georgian peoples.
Mustafa called upon the Georgian government to appoint a special representative to Syria in order to strengthen the bilateral relationships and ensure continued communication. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian embassy and the Syrian community in Qatar held sit-in to show solidarity with Dara’a province which is being subjected to ferocious onslaught by the Assad regime and Russia forces.
The sit-in was held under the title ‘Dara’a, the birthplace of the revolution and the graveyard of the invaders.’ Ambassador of the Syrian Coalition to the State of Qatar, Nizar al-Haraki began the event with a speech in which he stressed that the Syrian community in Qatar will always stand with Dara’a as he hailed the people of the province for the heroic resistance they are showing.
"We will stand with you to regain our dignity and to make the dawn of freedom for which people have always longed," Haraki said. He pointed out that the Syrian people are the most thirsty for freedom from which they have been deprived through the five decades of the Assad regime’s rule.
Diaa Mubarak, Deputy Head of the Syrian community in Qatar, pointed out that "the situation in Dara’a today is just like the rest of the Syrian cities and towns whose people are going through unspeakable suffering at the hands of the Assad family who turned Syria into a farm for their own." He added: “What’s going on in Dara’a followed a decision by tyrants of the world to crush the Syrian revolution in its birthplace."
Meanwhile, relief aid workers held a sit-in in the town of Ariha in Idlib province on Tuesday to show solidarity with the people who were displaced by the Assad regime’s ongoing offensive in Dara’a.
Participants in the sit-in held signs that read "our bodies are here but our hearts are in Dara’a" and "Dara’a is under fire." They stressed that the targeting children, hospitals and civil defense centers is a crime against humanity.
The provinces of Idlib and Aleppo have witnessed demonstrations and sit-ins over the past few days in solidarity with the people of Dara’a. Protests were held in the towns of A-Dana and Haas in rural Idlib, while Aleppo provincial council held a sit-in in the town of Khan al-Asal on Sunday. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)