The Syrian Opposition’s Coalition (SOC) held an official ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution at the Free Aleppo University in the town of Azaz. Participants included SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, members of the presidential body, political committee, General Assembly, ministers of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), staff of the Free Aleppo University, commanders of the Syrian National Army (SNA), dignitaries, activists and media workers.
The celebration began with observing a minute of silence for the fallen heroes of the Syrian revolution. President of Aleppo Free University Abdulaziz Al-Dughaim delivered a welcome speech, followed by a speech by SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri.
Al-Hariri reaffirmed his commitment to the goals of the Syrian revolution, vowing that the revolution will continue until all of Syria is liberated from the Assad regime and its clique. He stressed that no one has the right to decide the fate of Bashar al-Assad except the Syrian people who revolted against the regime, adding that the SOC responded positively to all political initiatives and proposals. “Today we extend our hand to Arab and friendly states to turn the page on this dark chapter of Syria’s history and re-balance our positions,” stressing that “whoever thinks about rehabilitating the Assad regime will drown with it.”
The ceremony included a speech by Head of the Association of Independent Syrian Kurds who emphasized that this day represents a major landmark for all Syrians. He said that on this day a free Syria was born and the voice of the free people rose in the face of tyranny, he said, lauding the heroism and participation of Kurdish youth in the revolution since its inception, especially the youth of Amuda, Darbasiyah and Qamishli.
It also included recitations of poems, revolutionary chants, a video under the title “A Decade of the Syrian Revolution,” and a speech by Head of the Syrian Islamic Council Abdullah Rahhal who said that the revolution triumphed on the very day it started. He stressed the need for continued evaluation and assessment of revolutionary action and performance at all political, military, administrative and civil levels.
Al-Hariri honored the winners of the literary contest the SOC held in cooperation with the Free Aleppo University. The contest included three categories: poetry, short story and literary essay, with the winners reciting excerpts from the winning materials. Prominent workers and activists in the Syrian revolution were also honored, especially those representing the noble values of giving, sacrifice, courage, volunteering, institutionalization, and innovation.
At the end of the ceremony, participants collectively took the revolutionary oath to continue the march of freedom until the victory of the revolution and the overthrow of the murderous regime. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)