The Syrian National Coalition’s Secretary-General, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, on Monday met with former Head of Raqqa Provincial Council, Saad Shaweesh, and discussed with him the security and economic conditions in the safe zone east of the Euphrates.
The two sides discussed ways to expedite the launch of service institutions in the towns of Tel Abyad in rural Raqqa and Ras Al-Ayn in rural Al-Hasakah, especially in the areas of health and education. They also discussed the activation of local councils formed by people by the local population.
They also discussed the living conditions in the region and ways to boost economic growth and sustainable development, stressing the importance of the work of the Syrian Interim Government in the restoration of infrastructure and providing a suitable environment for increased economic activity.
The two sides pointed to the need for SIG to open various services centers in the areas recently liberated as part of Operation Peace Spring, which will allow the civilian population to directly contact with SIG so as to identify the needs of the people of the region.
Abdullatif earlier met with the people and dignitaries of the eastern region in order to listen to the needs of the local population and outline the Coalition’s vision which is based on enabling the local population to manage the region as well as improving security and stability. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Ministry of Interior of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) is finalizing preparations for the opening of police and general security stations in the areas in northern Syria that have been recently liberated as part of Operation Peace Spring.
The move came as part of SIG’s plans and prioritization of improving security, ensuring stability, spreading peace, and restoring life back to normalcy for the local population.
The Ministry began interviewing applicants for the police force in the towns of Tel Abyad in rural Raqqa, Ras al-Ayn in rural al-Hasaka, and the rest of the liberated areas in northern rural Aleppo.
The Ministry earlier set up committees to recruit people into the police force in accordance with the standards of efficiency, integrity, and education.
Interior Minister Colonel Mohiuddin Harmoush said the applicants were composded of defectors from the regime’s police force and army as well as civilians, both males and females.
Harmoush stressed that the new police force will contribute to the ensuring of security and stability in the safe zone east of the Euphrates. The force will also seek to protect civilians and their property as well as public facilities and infrastructure. It will also fight crime and impose order. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al-Abda, received a delegation from the Council of Syrian Communities in the United States on Saturday.
The meeting was arranged by the Coalition’s Office of Syrian Communities Abroad and its Coordinator, Yahya Maktabi. It brought together members of the Syrian Community Council, Zaki Lababidi, Saud Atassi, Suzanne Meriden, Suhair Bitar, and Hanadi Alwan as well as Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Nasr al-Hariri, Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi Al-Bahra, Vice-President of the Syrian National Coalition, Dima Mousa, member of the political committee, Badr Jamous, and Coordinator of the Coalition’s Department of Foreign Relations, Abdul Ahad Steifo.
The two sides discussed the latest on the ground and political developments, especially the ongoing onslaught by the Assad regime and its backers against civilians in Idlib province. They stressed that the onslaught constituted clear war crimes under international law and international humanitarian law.
Both sides commended the effective, influential role of the community councils in clarifying the reality of what is happening on the ground in Syria and exposing the atrocities that the Assad regime and its backers are committing against innocent civilians.
President Al-Abdah underscored the importance of continued meetings and coordination with the Council of Syrian Communities in the United States. He said that the unification of the voice of Syrians in the diaspora will have a profound impact on achieving the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)