President of the Syrian Coalition Anas al-Abdah said that the Assad regime’s intensifying aerial campaign on Aleppo amounts to a war crime and a crime against humanity.
At a press conference held in Istanbul on Saturday, the third day of the General Assembly meeting, Abdah called upon the Friends of the Syrian People to take concrete action in order to stop the Assad regime’s brutal onslaught on Aleppo.
Abdah told reporters that the Syrian Coalition presented four proposals to the Friends of the Syrian People group: a timetable for lifting the sieges across Syria; a timetable for the release of detainees in Assad’s prisons; accountability for breaches of the truce; and a timetable for negotiations.
Abdah reiterated the Syrian opposition’s insistence on the full implementation of the provisions of the Geneva Communiqué of 2012, most importantly the formation of a transitional governing body with full executive powers. He added that political transition is one of the goals of the Syrian revolution, pointing out that the Syrian opposition seeks to reach a political solution that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.
Abdah stressed the need for a timetable for the negotiations before they can be resumed.
When asked about the parading of bodies of killed FSA fighters by the PYD militias in the town of Afrin, Abdah said that this act is a war crime whose perpetrators must be held accountable.
The Coalition’s president also pointed out that the Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly accepted the resignation of the head of the interim government Ahmad Tomeh, adding that a new prime minister will be assigned by consensus within the next ten days. (Source: Syrian Coalition)