Head of the Syrian interim government Jawad Abu Hatab and an accompanying delegation on Sunday visited the town of Azaz in northern rural Aleppo to meet with representatives of health, education, agriculture, and police institutions in the border town. Abu Hatab was briefed about the needs of the residents in the town, stressing the importance of the provision of services through the institutions of the interim government.
Abu Hatab and the accompanying delegation offered condolences to the families of the victims killed in the terrorist bombing that rocked the town on Thursday. Nearly 30 people were killed in a car bombing, including members of the local council and Free Syrian Army fighters.
The delegation visited Azaz Central Hospital and listened to staff members talking about its work and the problems facing the provisions of health services to civilians. Abu Hatab concluded the visit by touring the IDP camps set up around Azaz where he listened to the most urgent needs of civilians residing in these camps.
The delegation also visited the town of Marea to the south where an FSA commander briefed Abu Hatab about the situation in the town and neighboring areas as well as the course of FSA military operations which resulted in the liberation of the towns of Souran and Alraie from ISIS. Abu Hatab also listened to the needs of the residents of the town.
Abu Hatab thanked residents of Idlib province for their hospitality and generous hosting of their fellow Syrians fleeing other areas and who were forced to leave their homes by regime forces, especially from Qusair, Douma, Moadamiya, Qudsaya, Alhama, and Aleppo. He called on the FSA groups to secure a safe haven for the IDPs through the liberation of Latakia , Baniyas, Jablah and Tartous, adding that this would also foil the regime’s plans to bring about a demographic change in Syria with the backing of Russia and Iran. (Source: Syrian Coalition)