The Secretary General of the Syrian National Coalition, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, met with the Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa and discussed with him SIG’s work in the liberated areas in Syria’s northwest, especially SIG’s latest efforts in east of the Euphrates areas that have been recently liberated through Operation Peace Spring.
The two sides discussed the major challenges facing SIG’s work in the region. Abdullatif praised SIG’s efforts to ensure security and stability in the liberated areas and improve services despite the numerous difficulties.
For his part, Mustafa said that SIG is sparing no effort to improve the services being provided to civilians as he thanked the Syrian National Coalition and the Turkish government for their support for SIG’s efforts.
Mustafa pointed out that SIG helped establish a local council in the town of Tel Abyad in northern rural Raqqa as well as activated the work of local ministries and service institutions such as justice, education and health. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
As part of its efforts to uphold the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL) and respect for human rights, the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons agreed with the leadership of Brigade 123 of the Syrian National Army to offer the Brigade fighters education courses on IHL.
As many as 3,000 fighters of the Brigade 123 will take the courses which are aimed at raising awareness of IHL and educating the fighters on the rules of conduct during conflict.
The courses also aim to educate the fighters on their responsibility to protect the civilian population and persons hors de combat, how to treat prisoners, and to uphold respect for humanitarian principles. IHL consists of a set of rules aimed at reducing the consequences of armed conflict. It also protects persons who are not or no longer taking part in hostilities and limits the means and methods of warfare.
As an independent human rights organization, the Commission aims to assist the SNA fighters to better understand and promote respect for IHL. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Secretary General of the Syrian National Coalition, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, and Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, visited the office of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) in Gaziantep and met with the Head of the Unit Muhammad Hasno.
Hasno gave an overview of ACU’s recent activities, projects and workshops to serve the Syrian civilians as well as the challenges facing its work in the liberated areas.
Abdullatif and Mustafa also visited Sanliurfa where they met with civil and military bodies comprising Arabs, Turkomen and Kurds from eastern Syria. They discussed with them the latest developments in Operation Peace Spring.
Abdullatif gave an overview of the vision of the Coalition and SIG’s with regards to the administration of the region. He stressed that this vision is based on allowing the people of the region to manage their affairs by themselves and on activating the institutions that serve the people and provide them with a dignified and safe life.
The discussions were followed by an open dialogue in which the audience presented important suggestions to improve services in the region, while it was agreed to continue communication and coordination. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)