Press Release Original in arabic
December 29, 2016
The Syrian Coalition expresses appreciation for efforts to reach a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, especially efforts made by Turkey.
The Coalition calls on all parties to work to ensure the success of the ceasefire agreement and to abide by its terms, warning that Iran will attempt to undermine the agreement as it seeks to further escalate the violence in Syria.
The Coalition confirms that the FSA groups will abide by the ceasefire agreement, but will reserve the right to respond to any violations by regime forces and the Iranian militias who violated all previous ceasefire agreements.
The ceasefire is one of the main articles set out in the UN Security Council resolution 2254 (2015). The agreement is essential to ensuring the success of the political process, stopping the mass forced displacement, and the introduction of aid to besieged areas under the supervision of United Nations, including eastern and western Ghouta as well as Madaya, Wadi Barada valley in Rural Damascus, Alwaer district in Homs and all besieged areas across Syria.
May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.