President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al-Abda, thanked the State of Kuwait for its moral and honorable stances in support of the Syrian people, expressing his hope that the State of Kuwait will carry on with its positive initiatives at the UN Security Council.
President Al-Abda sent two separate letters to the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah stressing the strong relationship between the two brotherly peoples. He also emphasized the important, pivotal role of the State of Kuwait in supporting the Syrian people and in their struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice.
President Al-Abda added that the Coalition always looks forward to strengthening the joint relations with the State of Kuwait. The Coalition also counts on Kuwait’s support for the just cause of the Syrian people in order to reach a political solution in Syria in accordance with international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolution 2254.
Kuwait, Germany and Belgium issued a joint statement lamenting Russia and China’s use of their veto powers to block the extension of the UN resolution on humanitarian access to Syrians in need. German Ambassador to the United Nations, Christoph Heusgen, said that “there are more than four million people in Syria in need of cross-border aid, but today they were let down by the UN Security Council. This is a sad day for the Syrian people.” (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian Civil Defense said that the Assad regime and Russia’s intensifying onslaught on Idlib caused four massacres over the past five days. The Directorate of Education in Idlib announced the suspension of schools to protect students from the relentless bombardment.
According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the Assad regime and Russian forces committed four massacres claiming the lives of 59 civilians, among them 18 children, 14 women, and injuring more than 135 others in the period between 15-20 December.
The rescue group said that the Russian jets carried out at least 104 airstrikes on Idlib province in the same period, with the Assad regime’s air force launching 168 others. The Assad regime helicopters dropped at least 184 barrel bombs, while over 964 artillery shells and rockets pummeled around 32 locations in southern rural Idlib.
Meanwhile, President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al-Abda contacted the UN Security Council’s permanent members, the UN envoy to Syria, and the Turkish Foreign Ministry to discuss the situation in Idlib as he stressed the need for a ceasefire to protect civilians.
The Coalition said that it continues to communicate with the international actors to urge them to assume their responsibilities as well as rein in the murderous regime and its allies and stop their atrocities against the Syrian people.
The Coalition renewed his warning of the consequences of the continued failure and inaction of the international community, stressing the need for all parties to shoulder their responsibilities with regards to the disaster unfolding on the ground. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)