President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al-Abda, stressed that the continued presence of Iran in Syria puts the country and the whole region in a state of constant instability and tension, stressing the need to put an end to Iran’s malicious activities.
The situation rapidly escalated in the province of Deir Ezzor on Friday after the Assad regime forces and Iranian sectarian militias killed two young men in the region.
This crime adds to the litany of war crimes and violations the Iranian militias are committing against civilians in the region. These militias are present in large numbers in the border areas with Iraq east and south of the country.
President al-Abda said that Iran is playing a destructive role in the region. He stressed that the Iranian goals have become clear to everyone, namely to create problems and ignite strife in the region which culminated in the attack on Aramco oil facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The threat of Iran is no longer confined to the countries of the region, but has grown to hit one of the most important sources of energy in the world, which would cause a crisis affecting all countries.
President al-Abda called on Arab states and the international community to unify their stances towards Iran's crimes, adding that keeping silent about such acts of sabotage risks indulging the region in bigger crises. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian National Coalition’s Al-Jazeera and Euphrates Committee on Saturday met with with rights activists and civil bodies in the eastern region to discuss the Coalition’s vision for the eastern region and the safe zone.
Participants in the meeting held an open discussion to outline the visions and mechanisms regarding the region and its management. They stressed the importance of the establishment of bodies and institutions that would enable the local population to manage their areas. They also stressed the need to form police and security forces to control security in the next phase.
Moreover, the participants stressed the importance of forming local councils in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Al-Hasakah ensuring adequate representation of the population of the region through elections. They reiterated rejection of the presence of the PYD militia which are committing crimes and violations against civilians.
The Coalition’s Vice-president and Coordinator of the Committee, Oqab Yahya said that the Coalition sees civilians and their protection as a priority in all its activities. He noted that the Committee is seeking to restore stability in the eastern region with the aim of enabling the displaced people to return to their areas of origin.
Yahya pointed out that the establishment of a civil administration in the liberated areas will contribute to the restoration of security and justice, uphold the principles of the Syrian revolution of freedom and dignity for all civilians; and provide a model for the rest of the Syrian regions.
The participants put forward a number of important suggestions that the Committee will study and utilize in its ongoing work to finalize its vision for the region. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, met with representatives of the Syrian Tribal Council to discuss the SIG’ plans to manage the liberated areas and improve the reality of services being provided to civilians.
Participants in the meeting included Head of the Syrian Tribal Council Sheikh Rami Al-Doush, his deputies Sheikh Mohammed Khair Ayoub and Amer Al-Bashir, and Head of the Dignitaries Council Sheikh Faisal Sultan.
Mustafa pointed out that SIG is facing major challenges at a very critical stage and need to combine efforts to implement the plans it has developed.
Moreover, Mustafa stressed the need for collaboration and cooperation with the Council in all matters that would enable SIG’s institutions to materialize its plans of action.
Mustafa said that SIG and its institutions have developed a new strategy for their work, adding that there is an international interest in SIG’s work and in making it a success.
He stressed the need for local and international organizations operating in the region to coordinate their efforts so as to achieve the greatest degree of cooperation and provide the best service to citizens in the liberated areas. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)