Syrian Coalition: Assad Regime’s Exchange of Nuns for Women and Children Exposes the Lies They Told During Geneva Talks
Hisham Marwa, member of the legal committee, demands special protection for the released nuns and holds the Assad regime responsible for their safety after the systematic provocation by the regime-owned media against the nuns who declined to make statements synonymous with the regime’s narrative. “The regime’s swapping of the detained children and women inside its prisons for the nuns lays bare its claims about protecting of minorities on the one hand, and exposes its political maneuvers…Read more
Syrian Interim Government Adopts New Curriculum The Ministry of Education in the Syrian interim government announced the completion of the revision of the curriculum textbooks which will be adopted in the final exams this year in the liberated. Abdul Rahman Al-Haj, the interim government’s adviser for education said that “the new textbooks were revised by a specialized academic committee set up by the Ministry of Education in the interim government. Two million textbooks were printed, a process which was funded by the Qatari government.” The Ministry of Education said that the methodology adopted for the revision of school textbooks “does not affect the educational content but erase and remove all reference to the Assad regime and its ideological and totalitarian orientations.” The committee began revising the books in early 2013. Regarding the mechanism adopted in the revision, the report said that “the followed mechanism took into account the desired changes and unite the guidelines for the revision of the book, the goal of which is the standardization of concepts and connotations commensurate with the new reality imposed by the revolution and the aspirations of our people. The process was done after a thorough reading of the regime-adopted curriculum. Bookmarks were added beside the image or the information that need to be revised.” The revision and printing of the new textbooks was done through collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the Syrian interim government and the Syrian Coalition’s National Commission for Education and Higher Education. The report also said that the Ministry of Education will form a committee to prepare a brand new curriculum next year in accordance with new educational standards that meet the spirit of the Syrian revolution and entrench a culture of freedom and justice and illustrates the contemporary history of Syria which has long been confiscated by the Assad regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition)
Death Toll: 19 People Killed Today, 26 Yesterday The Local Coordination Committees documented 26 people killed in Syria yesterday, while 19 people were killed today, including a child and a woman and one under torture. Deaths were cited as: 7 in Dara’a, 5 in Raqqa, 3 in Aleppo, and two in each of Aleppo and Damascus. (Source: LCC) Dozens of Regime and Hezbollah Militiamen Killed in Yabroud Activists said that 30 pro-regime and terrorist Hezbollah’s militiamen were killed in an ambush set up by the The Free Syrian Army near the town of Yabroud north of Damascus, alongside violent clashes and aerial shelling on the town. Regime forces carried out artillery shelling on Daryya and the towns of Sasa and Shura in Western Ghouta near Damascus, and also on the district of Tadamun in Damascus, causing civilian casualties and material damage. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC) FSA and Islamic Battalions Gain Ground in Sheikh Najjar near Aleppo The Free Syrian Army and the Islamic Brigades advanced on regime forces in Sheikh Najjar near Aleppo after violent clashes. A number of militiamen of Abu Fadel Abbas brigade were killed when the FSA blew up their headquarters in rural Aleppo. Regime forces carried out barrel bombs on Handarat district of Aleppo, killing a number of civilians causing massive material damage. Assad’s e warplanes also conducted aerial shelling on the perimeter of Kweres air base and on Al Atareb , Bayanoun and Hayyan in rural Aleppo. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
Air raids on the National Hospital in Raqqa Assad’s warplanes launched air raids on the National Hospital in Raqqa, of the clinic killing five civilians and wounding dozens. The air raid destroyed the dialysis department, which offers treatment to more than 100 patients a day. The hospital was targeted by air raids few months ago, which destroyed the intensive unit. Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out between the ISIS fighters and the Kurdish YPG militiamen west of Tal Abyad. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Raqqa Media Center)
Air Raids on Naemeh in Dara’a Province The Free Syrian Army destroyed a 57mm anti-aircraft gun belonging to regime forces north Mansheya in Dara’a province. Regime forces carried out barrel bomb attacks on the town of Naemeh, alongside violent clashes between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
Explosion Kills Five Civilians in Qamishli Five civilians were killed, including women, by explosion that targeted a market and the Municipality Building in central Qamishli, while local militiamen closed down some shops in the market and cordoned off the impact site. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
World Food Program warns of starvation in Syria’s eastern provinces
UNICEF: Thousands of Syrian children have been killed or injured
Bodies of 56 Hezbollah’s militiamen arrive in Beirut.
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.