President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Alabdah called upon the United Nations to take urgent action to protect civilians in Deir Ezzor who have been suffering injustices by the Assad regime and ISIS.
Alabdah met earlier on Saturday with representatives of the Deir Ezzor Consultative Forum. Both sides discussed preparations for the forum, due to be held in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on September 25, as well as its objectives and commitments to achieving the goals of the Syrian revolution.
Alabdah explained that the Syrian Coalition will prioritize the alleviation of the suffering of civilians in all Syrian provinces, including residents of Deir Ezzor, in its upcoming meetings, most notably its General Assembly meeting to be held on Monday.
Deir Ezzor city was the scene of bloody attacks during Eid al-Adha with Russia and the Assad regime bombing ISIS-held parts of the city and its countryside while ISIS bombed regime-held parts. ISIS published a grisly video showing the savage execution of 17 young men from the town of Altibni on the first day of Eid.
Organizers of the forum said that it is aimed at utilizing the talents in Deir Ezzor, serving the interests of its people and putting an end to the chaos plaguing the province especially after it almost completely fell to ISIS.
The forum also seeks to serve as an umbrella bringing together representatives from across the civil and revolutionary spectrum in Deir Ezzor as a first and essential step towards stabilizing and rebuilding the province. (Source: Syrian Coalition)