The Syrian National Coalition said that the atrocities being caused by the Assad regime and Russia's ongoing brutal bombing campaign in Idlib and rural Hama countryside require concrete, firm international action to force the aggressor parties to withdraw their forces immediately.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition said that the bombardment and shelling did not stop during the Eid al-Adha holidays. It stressed that these attacks led to a new series of violations and crimes in rural Idlib and Hama, describing these attacks as “blatant violations of the existing agreements and understandings that are supposed to have been safeguarded by international guarantees.”
“These grave recent developments risk causing yet new major disasters for the Syrian people, the region and beyond, which require strong international condemnation and a swift, firm action by the friends of the Syrian people,” the Coalition said. It noted that such action must “ensure an end to this brutal onslaught and force the aggressor parties to withdraw their forces immediately.”
“The Free Syrian Army groups are still holding their ground as they are sparing no effort to repel the ongoing onslaught. Over the past few days, this ongoing onslaught forced thousands of civilians out of their homes and left them with no shelter.”
The Coalition added: “There is an urgent need, therefore, for accommodation centers and camps to shelter the displaced civilians until military operations stop and the IDPs are able to return to their towns and villages.”
The Coalition held the leaders of the free world and the friends of the Syrian people responsible for the failure of the international community to take the necessary action and concrete steps to stop these attacks and violations.
The Coalition also held them responsible for the international community’s failure to take the necessary political, military decisions and steps to save the lives of unarmed civilians in this region which is already home to millions of civilians displaced from across Syria. (Source: Syrian National Coalition)
Chairman of the Syrian Supreme Hajj Committee, Abdurrahman Mustafa, met with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Mina Palace in Makkah as part of the annual meeting with the Arab and Islamic hajj missions on the second day of Eid al-Adha.
Mustafa thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz for the Kingdom’s efforts to serve the pilgrims as he praised the work done by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and its good planning and wise management of this year's Hajj season. He stressed that all services were available in addition to the necessary safety and health centers.
“We are grateful for the services provided by the Kingdom this year to serve the pilgrims,” Mustafa said. “I thank Saudi Arabia, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince for their constructive, constant positions in support of the Syrian people and their revolution as well as for standing by the Syrian people as they are seeking to achieve the goals of the revolution for freedom, justice and dignity.”
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had granted the Syrian National Coalition the exclusive right to manage the pilgrimage for Syrian nationals seven years ago. As many as 22,500 Syrian pilgrims performed hajj this season, while another 200 others performed the ritual as part of the royal gift the King Salman bin Abdulaziz offered to the Syrian National Coalition for the second consecutive year. (Source: Syrian National Coalition)