President Khoja met on Saturday with rebel commanders and representatives of local councils in Istanbul to discuss political, and militarily relief of the Syrian revolution.
The meeting included representatives of Jaish al-Islam, the Islamic Union of Ajnad al-Sham, Al-Sham Corps, Homs Corps, Al-Yarmouk Army, Front, Ansar al-Islam Front, Al-Ababil Army, Fastakim Conglomeration, 24th Division, 96th Division, Jund Badr, 313rd Brigade, 1st Corps, Mo’ta Billah Brigade, Fursan al-Haq Brigade, 111 Division, Amoud Horan Judicial Council, Idlib Provincial Council, Aleppo Provincial Council, Rural Damascus Provincial Council, Hama Provincial Council, and Homs Provincial Council.
The conferees have paid tribute to the brave rebel fighters who reflect Syrians’ determination to overthrow the Assad regime with all its symbols to make way for the birth of a new free democratic state.
They emphasizes that the unlimited Iranian and Russian support for the Assad regime in all areas could not and would not be able to salvage or re-qualify it as the escalating degradation of its political institutions and of its military as well as the collapse of its economic conditions have all made its decisions dictated by its outside backers, most notably the Iranian, Iraqi Hezbollah militias.
The conferees unanimously agreed on five key items: No solution without toppling the tyrannical Assad regime with all its symbols and security apparatuses. The head of the regime and the ruling coterie must not have any role to play in the transitional phase in Syria’s future. They agreed to work to achieve the highest degree of cooperation and coordination among the revolution’s political and military forces and to protect the independency of national decision when coordinating support provided by allies and friends of the revolution. They call upon all Syrians, wherever their affiliations to join the revolution and to participate in all efforts to stop the killing and destruction, and to stand in the face of any plans aimed at dividing the country or reproducing the Assad regime.
Participants also stressed that the unity of Syrians requires that any solution to the conflict must be complete and comprehensive for all the Syrian issues. It was also agreed to form a committee to follow up and coordinate joint affairs and to propose solutions to outstanding issues. (Source: Syrian Coalition)