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Thursday, 20 June 2013 18:41

On the Seige in Al Qaboun and Al Barzeh Damascus

Media Statement
Syrian Coalition
Istanbul, Turkey
June 20, 2013

After six months of continuous siege, military checkpoints and the recent support from Hezbollah, the neighborhoods of Al Qaboun and Al Barzeh, Damascus are at risk.  The lives of 40,000 civilians are suffering with a lack of food and medical supplies.

The Syrian Coalition fears that these two areas will be raided which will lead to another massacre.  These continued massacres by the Assad regime are committed to suppress the revolution for freedom. 

The Syrian Coalition reminds the international community once again of its responsibility towards the Syrian people as Assad’s regime continues to commit grave crimes against Syrians who struggle for basic freedoms. Calls to international community are being made to protect a civilian population against the Syrian regime who continues to violate international conventions. We also urge the international community to support the revolution by preventing further bloodshed and defending the civilian population by arming the Free Syrian Army.

We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.

Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.