The Syrian National Coalition’s political committee on Thursday held its periodic meeting which focused on the dire situation in Idlib, the disappointing position of the international community and its failure to assume its duties with regards to establishing a ceasefire and the protection of civilians.
Participants in the meeting, which was chaired by President of the Coalition, Anas al-Abda, reviewed to the field and military reports as well as the war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and Russia in Maaret al-Numan in rural Idlib and southwestern rural Aleppo. They also discussed the conditions of the IDP and the most urgent humanitarian needs.
Members of the committee also discussed the visit of the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, to Moscow and Damascus and the briefing of the deputy of the UN envoy, Khawla Matar to the UN Security Council and preparations for the third round of the talks of the Constitutional Committee.
Moreover, the members reviewed the results of the recent meetings of the Small Group on Syria in London, which reaffirmed the continued political isolation of the regime and the prevention of normalization of relations with it. The Group also stressed they would not contribute to rebuilding except after a real political transition is put in place.
President Al-Abda gave an overview on the results of the meeting of the Coalition with the foreign envoys and diplomats held on Wednesday. The coalition urged the international community to put an end to the regime’s crimes and assume its role through the Security Council in ensuring the protection of civilians.
The committee welcomed Mahmoud al-Othman, the Syrian young man who rescued a Turkish woman in the Turkish province of Elazig from under the rubble of her house which collapsed in the earthquake that hit the region last week. The committee honored Mahmoud for his courage, stressing that he is an example for all Syrian refugees everywhere in the world. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)