President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Alabdah called upon Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to exert all efforts in international forums to stop the crimes the Assad regime and Russia are committing in Syria.
In a letter sent to OIC’s Secretary-General Iyad Madani on Sunday, Alabdah urged OIC to press the international community to put an end to the human tragedy in Syria and stop the regime and Russian crimes against Syrian civilians, especially in Aleppo. Alabdah called for saving the lives of nearly 300,000 civilians trapped inside the city.
OIC has called for holding an emergency Islamic Summit to discuss the deteriorating situation in Syria, in particular in Aleppo. During an extraordinary session of the OIC at the delegates’ level in Jeddah on Sunday, participants urged Islamic nations to hold a summit to unify efforts to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
OIC’s spokesman Tariq Bakhit said that the humanitarian situation in Aleppo is on the verge of total collapse, calling on the international community to work on stopping the bloodshed in Syria. He pointed out that OIC’s efforts for the time being will be focused on rallying member states behind a unified position on the situation in Syria, especially in Aleppo.
Alabdah called on OIC to hand over Syria’s seat in the organization to the Syrian Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and in accordance with the Arab League decisions.
Alabdah’s letter to OIC said that the OIC’s current session coincides with the first anniversary of the Russian aggression against the Syrian people. “In its aggression, Russia has killed about 3264 civilians in Syria including 911 children and 619 women and committed 169 massacres. In addition, Russia has destroyed more than 417 vital facilities including dozens of hospitals, medical centers and aids convoys. Russia has killed 32 people and medical staffs including 7 women and 11 civil defense workers and 12 media activists,” the letter said.
“Moreover, Russia has used internationally prohibited weapons in its attacks which led to the displacement of about 250 thousand people. We have documented the use of 147 cluster bombs, 48 incendiary weapons, in addition to bunker buster bombs. These crimes committed by Russia to support Assad in his war against the Syrian people are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity in which the Assad’s regime, Iran and their sectarian militias participate too,” the letter added. (Source: Syrian Coalition)