Syrian Coalition Calls for Setting a Specific Timeframe for Geneva II Negotiations.
Louay Safi, spokesman for the Syrian Coalition stresses that there must be a specific timeframe negotiations at Geneva II. “Trust can be built only through the regime’s recognition of Geneva I Communique which calls for the forming of a transitional ruling body with full powers.” Abdul Rahman Al Haj, a member of the Syrian National Council, questioned the likelihood of acceptance of the regime’s delegation system to set a specific timeframe for negotiations…Read more
The Assad Regime Kills 33 Civilians on First Day of Geneva II The Syrian Coalition said in a statement that “the Assad regime continues to kill and torture civilians in the hope that it can cling to power. Assad himself continues to…Read more
Syrian Opposition: The Success of the Coalition Delegation’s Speech Is a First Step towards Victory in the Political Battle. The components of the Syrian opposition hailed the positions taken by the Coalition head Ahmad Jarba. George Sabra, the President of the Syrian National said that…Read more
Palestinians in the Yarmouk Camp Seek Political Asylum Hundreds of Palestinian refugees, who has been trapped in the Yarmouk refugee camp for more than six months, signed a document in which they demanded access to humanitarian asylum to one of the countries that respect human rights while upholding the right of returning to Palestine. Signatories accused the forces of the Assad regime and the General Palestinian Command of laying a crippling blockade on the camp. More than 20,000 people in the camp and have been denied food, drink, and medical aid. UNRWA said that at least 15 civilians have died as a result of hunger in the camp after months of siege. The Syrian Coalition holds the Russian government responsible for this blockade as they provide the political cover for the Assad regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition + General Commission of the Revolution)
Zoubi Evades Answering Journalists’ Questions Omran Zoubi, the regime’s Minister of Information, evaded answering a question by a reporter who asked him to determine who was responsible for dropping explosive barrels on Aleppo. The journalist insisted getting answers from Zoubi. He then asked the regime’s air forces did not bomb ISIS headquarters in Raqqa. Riad Masas, the head of the Association of Syrian Journalists, said that “the hysterical behavior of the regime’s Information Minister Omran Zoubi indicates that he is an integral part of a regime that has killed hundreds of journalists since the beginning of the revolution.” Masas pointed out that the Assad regime is “unwilling to listen to the opinions of others and to allow the Syrian journalists to transfer the whole truth to the world.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)
ACU Delivers Aid to the Besieged Neighborhoods in Southern Damascus Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) managed over the last three months to deliver relief raid worth $773,500 USD to the besieged areas in southern Damascus. More than 200,000 people live in the besieged districts in Southern Damascus, and they suffer from lack of food and medical supplies. The Assad regime has been pursuing a policy of blockade and starvation to put pressure on the Syrian people in order to dissuade them from going through with the revolution. (Source: Syrian Coalition)
Syrian Coalition Executes Health Projects for Refugees And Trapped People The Health Committee of the Syrian Coalition completed the second phase of the clinics project, with a cost of $14,000 USD. The funding was delivered to the clinics of Aisha, Zarqaa’, Clinic, Nazzal, and to the Association Islamic Center in Mafraq.” The project aims to treat patients free of charge, in addition to providing them with medicines. (Source: Syrian Coalition)
Shelling On Kaboun as Clashes Rage in Eastern Ghouta. Regime forces shelled the district of Kaboun with mortar rounds. Regime forces also shelled the towns of Rankous, Khan Al Sheih, dariya, Zabadani and Yabrood. Regime snipers killed a child in Madiyara in rural Damascus, as the Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces Eastern Ghouta. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
Regime Forces Intensify Shelling on Central Homs Regime Forces shelled the besieged neighborhoods in Homs with rocket launchers and heavy artillery, alongside violent clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the regime forces. Clashes also broke out in Talbisah, AL Ghannto and Hula in rural Homs, alongside shelling by regime forces with heavy artillery and mortar rounds. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
FSA Clashes with Regime Forces near Al Foa’a and Binnish The Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces near near Al Foa’a and Binnish in rural Idlib. The FSA ambushed regime forces on in Khan Sheikhoun, with reports of regime losses. Meanwhile, ISIS snipers killed a child in Darkoush. Regime forces shelled the town of Qmenas, injuring a number of civilians, some of them in critical condition. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
FSA Makes Gains in Southeastern Aleppo Battalions of the Free Syrian Army and the Islamic Front captured regime position in the town of Aziza southeast of Aleppo. The regime’s air force conducted air strikes on Alleramoun, Ansari, Jisr al Hajj and Kafr Hamra, alongside clashes between the Free Syrian Army and ISIS fighters near Manbej. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)
Kerry calls on Assad to step down and reasserts the continued support of the Syrian people
Brahimi: the two sides are ready to discuss a prisoner exchange and the delivery of humanitarian aid
Washington already knew of the leaked photos but did not change its position.
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.