A member of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Zuhair Muhammed, emphasized that the ongoing anti-regime demonstrations in Daraa and Suwayda remind us of the early days of the Syrian revolution. This renewal comes after 12 years and proves that the revolution is still ongoing, contrary to some beliefs that the regime’s control remains unchallenged.
In an interview with Kurdistan 24 TV, Muhammed stated that the anti-regime protests in Suwayda and Daraa offer a foundation for progress. They have revitalized the hopes for change among those who had grown somewhat disappointed during the previous period. This protest rekindled hope among Syrians who had believed that the Assad regime would persist due to the stances of the Arab League and regional countries.
Addressing the lack of response from the Assad regime up to this point and its avoidance of military interventions, as previously witnessed in other parts of Syria, Muhammed pointed out that the regime presently lacks the necessary power and has become weakened. Even its Russian and Iranian allies no longer possess the same level of capacity to support it, as was seen in 2015.
Responding to the question of why the Kurds consistently show support for anti-regime demonstrations, Zuhair Muhammed explained, “The chants heard in the recent anti-regime demonstrations in southern Syria align with the demands that the Kurdish National Council has been advocating since 2011.” He added that the Council’s position remains steadfast in this regard, whether within the broader opposition or as an independent entity. He emphasized that the Council cannot remain silent on the recent protests in southern Syria.
Muhammed stressed that the revolution and opposition forces are fully committed to providing the necessary support for the anti-regime demonstrations in the provinces of Suwayda and Daraa. He highlighted that the SOC’s meetings on this matter have been ongoing for seven days to stay current with the evolving events and to offer backing for the demonstrations.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)