Spokesperson for the Syrian Coalition, Louay Safi declared that “attending Geneva II is in the hands of the Syrian people and that the Syrian Coalition is nothing more than an executor of the Syrians’ will.” He also said that the Syrian Coalition “has not yet made any formal decisions in regards to the formation of the interim government or its participation in Geneva II, although both issues are being discussed by members of the General Assembly of the National Coalition.” Safi added that the “principles set by the Coalition will be the guidelines for any decision regarding Geneva II, which should culminate in the departure of…Read more
Death Toll: 16 killed today, 75 yesterday Local Coordination Committees in Syria documented 75 killed yesterday, and documented 16 people killed until six in the evening on Sunday, including a child, citing eight in Aleppo, five in Damascus, two in Dara’a, and one in Idlib. (Source: Local Coordination Committees)
Regime forces shell Al Hajar al Aswad, Clashes around Jobar Assad’s forces fired surface-to-surface missiles on the neighborhood of Al Hajar al Aswad in southern Damascus, injuring a number of civilians. Violent clashes were reported in the neighborhood between the Free Syrian Army and the regime’s forces. Meanwhile, regime forces fired mortar rounds on Jobar district, injuring some people and destroyed a number of civilian homes. Similar clashes between the two sides took place near the area, where the Free Syrian Army achieved direct hits on the ranks of the regime forces. The district of Moadamiya witnessed violent clashes in its surroundings between the Free Syrian Army and the regime’s forces amid heavy shelling on the town. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Local Coordination Committees)
FSA destroys a regime headquarters in Dara’a The Free Syrian Army blew up a headquarters of the regime’s forces near Tareeq al Sad neighborhood in Dara’a al Mahatta after clashing with the regime forces stationed in it, with reports of human and material losses on the part of the regime. Meanwhile, a civilian was killed and others injured when regime forces shelled the town of Atman in rural Dara’a with heavy artillery. In addition, a number of civilians were injured in the town of Basr al Harir as a result of heavy shelling by regime forces which also caused material damage to civilian homes. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Local Coordination Committees)
Assad’s warplanes strike the areas surrounding Kwers airbase Assad’s warplanes pounded the area surrounding Kwers airbase and the town of Deir Hafer in Aleppo, causing civilian casualties and massive damage to the infrastructure in the region. Also, civilians were injured and homes destroyed after regime forces shelled the road between Zabad and Atshanna with rocket launchers. Meanwhile, many civilian casualties were reported in Deir Ezzor because of regime shelling on the city, alongside heavy clashes in Al Rushdiya neighborhood between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Local Coordination Committees)
Anti-polio campaign for Syrian and Palestinian kids in Lebanon The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has launched a health campaign in Lebanon for displaced Syrian and Palestinian children in order to combat polio, which has already infected a number of children in Syria. In a statement released today, the medical division of the organization said that the campaign was launched following the spread of infectious bacterial diseases. These children were affected after a blockade was imposed by the Assad Regime on areas that protested against him. According to informed sources, the campaign will include the vaccination of children from infancy to five years of age. The source added that a team of doctors and nurses working in the UNRWA’s health department conducted medical field tests today for all age groups for the purpose of detecting diseases and will provide follow up health counseling to those who need it. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Saudi Agency)
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.