The 49th meeting of the Syrian National Coalition’s General Assembly kicked off on Saturday, focusing on its first day on the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Idlib as well as discussing the number of IDP people, their urgent needs, and the military situation.
Members of the General Assembly discussed the humanitarian situation in Idlib. They reviewed reports on the numbers of the displaced people and the areas they resorted to and their urgent needs, especially with the harsh weather conditions and the torrential rain that swept across the region.
An assessment of the situation on the ground showed the areas most affected by the bombing campaign in Idlib province, the facilities that the Assad regime and its backers are targeting, such as markets, houses, schools, health facilities, and places of worship.
The Minister of Defense in the Syrian Interim Government, Major General Salim Idris, and coordinator of the military office of the Coalition, Munther Sarras, gave an overview on the military situation in Idlib as they stressed that the regime and its allies did not abide by the truce agreement, leading to its collapse.
They emphasized that the Idlib battle is a battle of life and death. They praised the steadfastness of the armed opposition on the ground and the courage they are showing as they are repelling the barbaric attacks by the Assad regime forces and their allied sectarian militias. They pointed out that the coming period will witness an initiative by the armed opposition groups to open new battlefronts in order to ease pressure on the Idlib fronts.
SIG’s ministers submitted reports on their work programs in the coming period. The Minister of Interior, Mohiuddin Harmoush, talked about the progress of the Ministry’s work in improving security and stability by improving the performance of the police and internal security forces.
Justice Minister Mohamed Abdel Salam talked about the establishment of law courts in the liberated areas, with members of the Coalition seeing in it an important step to improve security and prevent violations and abuses. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)