Assad Responsible for Israeli Aggression Against Syrians
The Syrian Coalition accused the Assad regime of “being responsible for the Israeli attack on Syrian soil,” and described the regime’s policies as seeking “to weaken the Syrian state Read more…
Bassam Abdullah Appointed as Ambassador to Germany The Syrian Coalition appointed Bassam Abdullah as its ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. An informed source said that diplomatic representation of the Read more…
Death Toll: 19 martyrs today, 98 yesterday The Local Coordination Committees in Syria Documented 98 martyrs yesterday, citing 19 people until six in the evening today, including a child; five people in each of Damascus and its countryside, Daraa, 3 in each of Hama, Idlib, 2 in Aleppo, and one martyr in al Raqqa. (Source: Local Coordination Committees)
Regime attempts to break into Beit Sahem, Bombs it with warplanes In an attempt to storm the town, regime forces shelled Beit Sahem in the countryside of Damascus with heavy artillery today, causing wounds to a number of people and destroying a number of houses. Meanwhile, two mortar shells fell on the neighborhood of Jaramana, killing two people and injuring others. In addition, the town of Maliha was shelled with the regime’s rockets, with reports of injuries including women and children, some of them in dangerous condition. The shelling of the town came after the Free Syrian Army destroyed a T72 tank belonging to the regime. Meanwhile, violent clashes took place around Darya and al Moadamiya between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces amid artillery shelling. The Free Syrian Army also attacked the Customs building in Deir Atiya, which was turned into barracks for Assad troops. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News Agency)
FSA clashes with regime forces in Atman and Nawa near Dara’a. Two Free Syrian Army fighters were killed and others were wounded during clashes with regime forces in the town of Atman near Dara’a. Clashes took place between the Free Syrian Army and the regime on Nawa road near Sheikh Misqeen amid bombardment on the town by regime forces. Meanwhile, regime forces bombed both Inkhel and al Yadodeh with heavy artillery, with reports of civilian casualties and the destruction of a number of houses. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News Agency)
Assad’s forces drop explosive containers on Teremsah and Kafr Zeita Today regime forces attacked the town of Soran in rural Hama with rocket launchers, killing one person and injuring others, some of whom are critically wounded. Regime forces also dropped explosive barrels on a residential area in the town of Kafr Zeita in rural Hama, killing and injuring an unknown number of people. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Local Coordination Committees)
FSA clashes with regime forces in Wadi al Daif The Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces on the outskirts of al Za’lana checkpoint in Wadi al Daif in Idlib. In addition, other clashes took place between the two sides on the outskirts of the town of Fanar and Kou al Hatab in Jabal al Arbeen with reports of regime casualties. Meanwhile, violent clashes between the two sides are taking place on the outskirts of the village of Al Rami in the countryside of Idlib. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News Agency)
Assad regime attacks Deir Ezzor with Grad rockets, Reports of casualties Regime forces attacked al Rusafa district in Deir Ezzour with Grad rockets, injuring a number of people and destroying a number of civilian houses. Regime troops also shelled the neighborhoods of al Sina’a, Hamedya and Sheikh Yassin with heavy artillery, injuring a number of people and destroying a number of civilian houses. In the meantime, regime forces stationed in al Tabaqa air base attacked the city of Raqqa with heavy artillery shells with no reports of casualties.
Heavy shelling on al Safeera, Clashes between the FSA and regime forces around it Assad’s forces dropped barrel bombs on the village of Ta Arran near al Safeera in rural Aleppo. Meanwhile, al Safeera was bombed with heavy weapons amid violent clashes between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces in and around the town in an attempt by regime forces to storm and capture it. The Free Syrian Army also clashed with regime forces on the front of Sheikh Khader neighborhood of Aleppo. In the meantime, Assad’s artillery targeted the neighborhoods of al Sakhour, al Hamdaniya, and al Mash-had, injuring a number of civilians and destroying a number of houses. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Local Coordination Committees)
Brahimi : Geneva 2 won’t be held without the presence of the “opposition” The joint Arab – UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said that Geneva 2 would not be held if it was rejected by what he called “the opposition”. He said during a news conference in Damascus that the presence of the “opposition” in Geneva 2 is essential and necessary, pointing out that the Assad regime agreed to participate in the peace conference which, according to his words, aims to help the Syrians come out with a solution to the crisis. At the conclusion of his five-day visit to Damascus, Brahimi said that “states, and regional and international organizations, and the parties of Syria will be invited to the conference.” He also pointed out that this conference aims to implement the communique of “Geneva 1”, which was issued on June 30, 2012, and provided for the formation of a transitional government with full powers. Also, during a visit to Beirut, Brahimi said Lebanon’s leaders are in favor of the Geneva 2 and are looking forward to an invitation to Lebanon to attend. (Source: Al Jazeera + UPI)
Medvedev: Assad fears a similar fate to Gaddafi and Mubarak Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Bashar al- Assad might be afraid of facing a similar fate to the fate of former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, and late Libyan Colonel, Muammar Gaddafi. Medvedev added that he hopes Geneva 2 will be held before the end of the year, pointing out that the outcome of the conference would depend on the positions of the Syrian parties. “Everyone has to reach compromises, including the opposition leaders and the government of Syria,” Medvedev said. (Source: Reuters + Syrian Coalition)
US senators deride paltry aid to FSA A number of members of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration’s inability to fulfill its promises to provide military aid to the Free Syrian Army, and pointed to the human toll of the war. For his part, Republican Senator Bob Corker said that U.S. assistance to the Free Syrian Army was wrought with confusion and described the situation as “shameful”. Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee criticized President Barack Obama’s administration “for not having a plan to end what is going on in Syria.” The president of the Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (Democrat), said that United States has no clear strategy toward Syria. (Source: Al Jazeera + Syrian Coalition)
Preserving independence and national sovereignty and maintaining the Syrian people's unity within the same Syrian soil is one of the critical pillars of the Syrian Coalition. The Coalition aims to overthrow the Assad regime along with all its symbols and pillars. It also aims to dismantle its security apparatus and hold accountable those involved in crimes against Syrians. In addition, it seeks to achieve a transition to a pluralistic, democratic and civil Syria.