Jarba re-elected as President, Jamous re-elected as Secretary General
Anas Abda, political committee member, said that the General Assembly meeting “will discuss expanding the political committee to 23 members, from 19 members today. The expansion aims for better representation of all components of the Coalition in the Political Committee.” The General Assembly will also elect new members of the political committee. Abda also states that “the vote on going to Geneva II and discussion the interim government plan are postponed until tomorrow.” Abda states that extending the presidential term from…Read more
Syrian Coalition Condemns Kidnapping Of The Former Governor Of Free Aleppo The Syrian Coalition condemns”the crime of kidnapping Mohammad Yahya Na’na’, former Governor of Free Aleppo on Sunday by unknown assailants, while he was…Read more Syrian Coalition Lists Regime Officials Considered Eligible for Transitional Ruling Body Fayez Sara, political and media adviser Syrian Coalition head’s said that the Syrian Coalition “has a list of regime officials from the Assad regime who are eligible to be part of…Read more
Establishment of Educational Committee in Rural Damascus The Local Council of rural Damascus province established an educational committee as part of a project to support the education sector. The committee was divided according to the administrative division of the province, which includes five areas. The committee will be tasked with communicating with the educational offices of the sub-local councils to obtain data on the educational sector and its needs as part of the project to support education in the province. The Union of the Schools Committee in Eastern Ghouta announced Monday as the date for the start of school exams for the first semester. (Source: Syrian Coalition) Children Prematurely Wizened beyond Their Years “I am alright mom,” words echoed several times by an eight-year-old Syrian child to stop his mother from crying, and who was unable to curb her fear when she saw the blood stains spread all over her son’s body. The boy was being treated in a field hospital in the town of Talbeesah north of Homs after being injured by aerial shelling by regime forces. The mother trembled in fear, bowed to kiss her son’s wounded head, but the courage and boldness of the child allayed his mother’s fears and helped her calm down. The town of Talbeesah has been liberated for around a year and a half, and it has been coming under frequent shelling by regime forces. Faris Abu Bakr, a local activists says that “Assad’s forces have been launching revenge attacks by targeting densely populated areas instead of the battle fronts. “Abu Bakr adds that “The Assad regime has been trying to instil fear and horror among the civilian population as they are considered the social base of the revolution. (Source: Syrian Coalition)
Barrel Bomb Attacks on Southern Damascus, a Truce in Barzeh Three civilians were killed and dozens injured by barrel bomb attacks on the towns of Babila, Yalda and Khan al Sheih east of Damascus. Artillery shelling was reported on the towns of Zabadani and Yabroud. Meanwhile, regime forces released around 200 elderly detainees out of 1,200 civilians who were detained yesterday at a checkpoint in the town of Sayedda Zainab while they were trying to get out of the besieged areas. Regime forces and FSA fighters agreed to a truce in the district of Barzeh of Damascus whereby regime forces withdraw from the district, release the detainees, the return of services to the civilians, repair infrastructure in preparation for the return of civilians and the opening of the main roads. According to the agreement, regime forces are to keep checkpoints on the main road of the district. It is important to note that the FSA fighters are still running the neighborhood and no fighter has surrendered himself or his weapon to regime forces as was reported by sources linked to the Assad regime. Civilians will not be able to return to their homes till the truce has been activated. two weeks ago pending the opening of roads and repair services, and make sure to activate the deal. The neighborhood of Kaboun witnessed violent clashes between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces alongside heavy artillery shelling. (Source: LCC + Syrian Coalition)
Regime Shelling Kills Two Children in Rural Dara’a Regime forces shelled the town of Hiraq in rural Dara’a, killing two children and injuring others. Assad’s air force launched barrel bomb attacks on the the towns of Taibah, um Maiathen, and Samlin, with reports if civilian casualties material damage. In the meantime, the Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces on the outskirts of Tariq al Sad in Dara’a, with reports of regime losses. (Source: LCC + Syrian Coalition)
Aerial Shelling On Towns of Deir Ezzour Civilians were injured by regime’s aerial shelling on the town of al Mayadin east of Deir Ezzor. Assad’s warplanes bombed the town of Quriya, without reports of casualties. Regime forces also shelled the neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor with heavy artillery. (Source: LCC + Syrian Coalition)
Barrel Bombs Kill 10 in Rural Aleppo Assad’s warplanes launched barrel bombs attacks on the town of Bezaah in rural Aleppo, killing 10 civilians and injuring others. Meanwhile, bakeries stopped working in a number of opposition-held neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo due to the difficulty of delivering flour. Clashes broke out between the Free Syrian Army and ISIS fighters in some neighborhoods in Aleppo. ISIS evacuated the rest of its headquarters and surrendered them to the FSA and the Islamic Front in Daret Azza near Aleppo. Residents of the neighborhood of Ansari east of Aleppo held demonstrations demanding stop of fighting between the FSA and ISIS. (Source: LCC + Syrian Coalition)
Assad regime sends threats of murder to Lebanese officials.
Fahmi: Syria’s seat will not be restored soon.
Turkish journalist who was kidnapped by ISIS freed.
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.