Louay Safi, spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, criticizes Assad’s evasiveness about Geneva II’s agenda. When they were asked whether they were willing to discuss the formation of the transitional governing body in parallel with the fight against terrorism and violence, the delegation of the Assad regime replied that “we are willing to discuss the file of violence and terrorism of some groups.” Safi said that “the Assad regime rejects to discuss the formation of…Read more
Syrian Coalition Congratulates Lebanese for Forming New Government The Syrian Coalition, on behalf of the Syrian people, congrats Mr. Tammam Salam, Lebanese Prime Minister and all the Lebanese people for formation of the new government…Read more
Syria’s Production of Oil Down by 96% Experts estimate that Syria’s production of oil decreased by 96%, according to regime-owned SANA. Suleiman Abbas, Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources said that “oil production is affected by current events which led to a decline in oil production to around 4%.” Syria produces around 14,000 barrels a day, down from 385,000 barrels. Almost all oil fields in the north and east are under the control of armed groups, some of which are backed by the Assad regime. Syrians have been feeling the punch of fuel shortage, causing a soaring of prices of materials several times on the black market. (Source: Al Hayat)
Revolutionaries Repel Hezbollah’s And Regime Forces Around Yabroud The Unified Military Command in Qalamoun, which consists of the FSA, Al Nusra Front, the Islamic Front and unaffiliated battalions repelled attempts by regime forces and Hezbollah’s terrorist to storm the town of Yabroud northwest of Damascus. The revolutionaries destroyed three tanks, a Gvozdika gun, a bulldozer and several armoured vehicles belonging to Hezbollah. The revolutionaries also killed 30 members of the attacking forces and managed to advance on strategic points that were occupied by regime forces. Regime forces backed by Hezbollah have been launching an offensive to capture the town of Yabroud and the surrounding towns. The town came under intense artillery shelling, causing civilians casualties, including women and children. Hundreds of families fled the town which has a population of 130,000 people. Meanwhile, two children died today due to malnutrition caused by the siege imposed by regime forces. The death toll as a result of malnutrition in Yarmouk camp rose to more than 108 people. Regime forces partially opened Babila crossing partly as a prelude to the implementation of the truce signed with the Free Syrian Army. Assad’s warplanes launched barrel bomb attacks on Darayya, while the districts of Zamalka, Ein Tarma and Zakia came under artillery shelling by regime forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Unified Military Command in Qalamoun + LCC)
FSA Shoots Down a Warplane Near Kweres Air Base The Free Syrian Army said they shot down a warplane near Kweres air base east of Aleppo, while regime forces shelled the industrial area of Aleppo, killing 15 civilians. Regime forces also shelled Sheikh Najjar and Masaken Hanano, killing 16 civilians and wounding dozens. Director of the Relief Office of Hanano Local Council Musab Aliwi was assassinated by ISIS. Residents of Qarm al-Qaterji sent a distress call demanding the concerned authorities to lift the rubble under which dozens of civilians have been buried since February 8. Brigades of the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces today near Carlton Hotel in Aleppo and cut the supply routes to the castle of Aleppo. Clashes broke out near Al Nairab air base between battalions of the Islamic Front and regime forces, while Assad’s warplanes launched barrel bomb attacks on the town of Hairatan, killing four civilians and wounding dozens. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
FSA Captures Al Faqir Checkpoint Near Khan Sheikhoun The Free Syrian Army captured Al Faqir checkpoint near Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib. A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint manned by Syrian Revolutionaries Front in Beneen, while the Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces in Bisida and Al Hamidiyah alongside 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.