The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a virtual meeting with the Office of the Affairs of the Injured and Missing Persons and discussed with them the importance of documenting the numbers of missing persons and helping knowing their fate.
The meeting brought together SOC’s President, Nasr Al-Hariri, Vice-president Ruba Habboush, member of the political committee, Yasser Al-Farhan, and a member of the General Assembly, Adnan Rahmoun.
Members of the Office provided a detailed explanation of the work of the Office and the mechanisms for documenting the numbers of the people with disabilities and the missing persons as well as coordination with forensic experts.
They also talked about the Office’s work with the civil society organizations operating in the liberated areas, such as the Civil Defense and the Free Police Force. They said that they have so far recorded 80,000 cases since the Office was established in 2012.
Al-Hariri praised the work of the Office as he reviewed its latest report on the cases of sudden disappearances recorded in August.
Al-Hariri called for cooperation between the Office and the Syrian Interim Government (SOC) in all its ministries and directorates.
Rahmoun said he stands ready to coordinate the work between the Office and SIG, while al-Farhan suggested holding a coordination meeting and setting up a joint workshop to collect information and convey them to international investigators. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)