The Syrian Coalition’s political committee earlier today held a teleconference with members of Homs provincial council. The committee members listened to an overview of the situation in Homs province by head of Homs provincial council of Abu Wael Idris. Idris briefed the committee members on living conditions in rebel-held areas, especially in the areas of relief, education and health. He also spoke about development projects carried out by the council in the province.
Idris said that a large number of students from Homs province were admitted to schools, high schools and intermediate institutes. A number of students also moved to areas where they could continue their education, registering in different faculties of the Free University of Aleppo. He also said that the Assad regime has recently bombed the College of Engineering in Rastan, causing severe damage and disrupting education in the area.
Idris also gave an overview of the major difficulties and challenges faced by residents in liberated areas and in the besieged areas in Homs province, especially the neighborhood of Al-Waer. He explained how the Assad regime prevents food from entering these areas to force the residents t0 agree to local truces and so-called reconciliations under terms favorable to the regime.
For its part, the political committee presented an overview of the most important political developments recently, especially the ongoing negotiations in Geneva.
The committee commended the council’s efforts and its managing of various aspects in the province, and also praised the demonstrations held recently in the province.
President of the Syrian Coalition Anas al-Abdah, who attended the teleconference, said that “the political battle, just like the battles on the ground, cannot be avoided. We must use all means available to achieve victory.”
Abdah added that the peaceful demonstrations that have recently swept Syria “have given weight to the political process,” calling for the continuation of such demonstrations as they reflect the reality of the Syrian revolution and its goals of freedom and dignity away from repression, terrorism and tyranny. (Source: Syrian Coalition)