Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ilah Alfahd said that the regime-controlled army and security institutions are merely death squads that violate all international laws and conventions.
At a meeting with researchers from the Austrian Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management (IFK) on Monday, Alfahd said that in their structure and behavior, the regime-controlled security and military institutions in Syria do not uphold any international standards. He added that these two bodies could not even be called institutions, but should be labeled “criminal gangs,” in particular the security services.
Alfahd ruled out any progress on the political front in Syria unless the army and security services underwent radical restructuring. He stressed that everyone with blood on their hands must be held accountable, adding that Syria needs a national army that defends the people and the country.
Fahd also stressed the need to differentiate between state institutions and the Assad regime, adding that state institutions must be preserved.
Alfahd reiterated the Syrian Coalition’s commitment to political solution in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and the UN Security Council resolution 2254. He also reaffirmed the Coalition’s commitment to the fight against terrorism, pointing out that the Syrian people were the first to respond to the threat of terrorism. He cited a declaration of war by Syrian rebels and the FSA against ISIS immediately after this extremist group came to existence. (Source: Syrian Coalition)