Syrian Coalition: We Refuse to Negotiate with Foreign Militias in Syria
Louay Safi, spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, said that the Coalition refuses remarks by Robert Ford, former U.S. ambassador to Syria, who said that negotiating with the Hezbollah militia and sectarian factions imported by the Assad regime to kill the Syrian people is part of a political solution. “We adamantly refuse to negotiate with foreign militias, nor do we accept sitting at the negotiating table with the sectarian-driven militias who are involved in the atrocities…Read more
Syrian Coalition Extends Condolences to Colonel Riad Al Assa’ad for the Death of His Son The Syrian National extends its sincere condolences to Colonel Riad Al-Assa’ad and all the members of his family for the death of his 17-year-old son, Mohammed…Read more
ACU Continues Delivery of Food Aid to Syrian Refugees Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) is going on with providing food aid and shelter for the displaced Syrians following the exodus to northern Syria caused by Assad’s ongoing aerial campaign on Aleppo. ACU’s office in Killis, Turkey took emergency measures over the period between 8 and February 20, which included the delivery of 300 packs of baby milks, 450 daily meals to Killis refugee camp, 3,500 shampoo bottles, mattresses and blankets. ACU’s representative in the Office of Killis met with members of the Women Support Association to discuss the situation of displaced women in the Turkish town of Killis and the means of cooperation to meet their needs. ACU’s representatives set up a mobile kitchen for the displaced people in Killis. 400 daily meals were prepared for the displaced people in addition to 2000 meals for the displaced people at Bab al-Salamah border crossing. Yabrood Ahl al-Khair Organization expressed thanks to ACU for its contribution to the delivery of relief aid to the displaced people in the town and for supplying the bakery in the town that provided bread on a daily basis and free of charge. ACU delivered the first batch of flour to displaced people from the town of Al Safira, numbering 1348 families, with every family receiving 25 kg of flour. (Source: Syrian Coalition)
Death Toll: 23 People Killed Today, 47 Yesterday The Local Coordination Committees documented 47 people killed yesterday, while 23 people were killed as of press time today, including 3 children, and 3 people killed under torture. Deaths were cited as: 6 in each of Damascus and Aleppo, 5 in Homs, 3 in Dara’a, 2 in Deir Ezzor, and one in Idlib. (Source: LCC)
Barrel Bombs on Opposition-held Districts of Aleppo Regime forces launched barrel bomb attacks on the districts of Hanano, the Industrial City, Al Sukkari, Sheikh Najjar, Al Sakhour, Al Jalloum, Marja and the perimeter of Kweres air base, causing civilian casualties and material damage. The Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces in the district of Ammiriyah of Aleppo, while Al Nusra Front targeted an army vehicle belonging to regime forces near Khanaser, killing seven pro-regime soldiers. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
Regime Forces Intensify Aerial Shelling on Dara’a Province Regime forces carried out aerial shelling on the town of Naemeh in rural Dara’a, killing a civilian and wounding dozens. Assad’s air force launched barrel bomb attacks on the towns of Tesil, Hirak, Nawa, Ghariya Sharqiya, Bakkar, Jibeleah, and Gharz. Regime forces launched air raids on the district of Tariq al-Sadd in Dara’a, causing civilian casualties and material damage. In the meantime, the Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces near the Zuffah checkpoint in the town of Sheikh Misqin, alongside shelling by regime forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
Artillery Shelling On Addar Al-Kabeera North Of Homs Regime forces carried out artillery shelling on the town of Addar al-Kabeera north of Homs, killing two people and injuring dozens. Regime forces also shelled the town of Hula, while Assad’s warplanes launched air raids on Krak des Chevaliers west of Homs. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
10 Pro-Regime Soldiers Killed In Duma near Damascus The Free Syrian Army repelled regime forces in the district of Duma near Damascus, killing 10 pro-regime fighters and wounding others. Regime forces carried out mortar shelling on the town of Maliha, while Assad’s air force bombed Yabroud, Daryya, Qaboun, Jobar, Zamalka and Zabadani. In the meantime, violent clashes broke out between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces in Al Qaddam and Yarmouk Camp, alongside missile shelling by regime forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
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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.