President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas al-Abda, sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al Uthaymeen, calling for an emergency meeting at the level of foreign ministers to discuss the latest developments in Syria and the dangers that will arise should the Assad regime and Russia continue their onslaught against Idlib and southwestern rural Aleppo.
Al-Abda stressed the need for the Islamic world to take action in order to protect civilians in Idlib and rural Aleppo, especially as the Assad regime is seeking to bring about a demographic change in Syria. Such strategy will threaten Syria’s identity and pave the way for sectarian war under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
Al-Abda also called for supporting the efforts to protect civilians and ensure the implementation of a nationwide ceasefire as a necessary confidence building measure paving the way for the resumption of the political process.
Moreover, Al-Abda urged all concerned parties to engage responsibly to reach a comprehensive political solution through the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 as a guarantee for a radical solution in Syria.
Al-Abda said that civilians fleeing the regime’s onslaught can hardly find a tent to shelter themselves with the winter season at its peak. He said that the suffering of civilians is further compounded by severe shortages in essential services, especially healthcare and education.
Al-Abda called on OIC member states to launch a humanitarian campaign to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the region by providing humanitarian assistance and meeting the basic and urgent needs, especially shelter, food, education and health services. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas al-Abda, sent letters to the UN Security Council and the foreign ministers of 32 states that are friendly to the Syrian people. The letters called for taking unconditional, immediate measures to address the humanitarian crisis in Idlib and rural Aleppo and put an end to the atrocious crimes being committed by the Assad regime against civilians.
Al-Abda reminded the UN Security Council that the international community is yet to intervene to ensure an end to the ongoing military operations in Idlib and southwestern rural Aleppo on the humanitarian, diplomatic and political levels.
“Turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the crimes that the Syrian regime is committing against the people of Syria can rise up to the level of complicity, something that we are sure the international community at large, and the United Nations in particular, do not want to be accused of,” Al-Abda said.
He called for unfettered and immediate measures to address the humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria, particularly the Idlib province, by providing humanitarian assistance to meet basic and urgent needs, particularly those relating to shelter, food, education, and health services.
Moreover, Al-Abda called for explicitly condemning and putting an end to the egregious violations that the Assad regime is blatantly committing against Syrian civilians in all Syrian territories, particularly in northwestern Syria.
Al-Abda also called for supporting efforts to protect civilians and ensure cessations of hostilities all over Syria as a necessary good faith measure to pave the way for initiation of a political process.
He also called for supporting the efforts of the political track to achieve a political transition as he called upon all relevant parties to engage responsibly to reach a comprehensive political solution by fully implementing Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian National Coalition’s political committee held its regular meeting on Thursday and held a teleconference with members of the General Assembly to discuss the conditions in Idlib and rural Aleppo as well as to study the available options in light of the failure of the international community to assume its responsibilities towards the Syrian people.
President of the Coalition, Anas al-Abda, gave an overview on the results of his recent tour to the liberated areas and his meeting with commanders of the Syrian National Army. He stressed that the morale of the opposition fighters is high and that they are showing legendary heroism in fending off the regime and its allies’ onslaught on Idlib.
Al-Abda also talked about the international tour being made by the Coalition to urge the international community to take serious action to establish a ceasefire, ensure protection for civilians, take humanitarian action and deliver relief aid to the displaced people.
Moreover, Al-Abdah talked about the letters the Coalition sent to the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the European Union, and the friendly states. The letters demanded an immediate ceasefire, that the international community assume its responsibilities to protect civilians, and urgent humanitarian assistance to the displaced people.
Al-Abda stressed that Russia does not abide by international resolutions or other treaties and agreements, noting that this coincides with disappointing failure by the international community and the major actors in Syria.
He called on the Syrian revolution and opposition forces to unify and close ranks in order to beat off the upcoming challenges and to stand firmly behind the demands of the Syrian revolution for freedom and dignity. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)