In a recent press statement, Abdelbaset Abdellatif, the Secretary of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), raised concerns about the likelihood of new atrocities by the Assad regime against civilians. Abdellatif highlighted the imminent Astana talks scheduled for later this week as a potential trigger for the regime’s aggression. He expressed the fear among civilians in liberated areas of a recurring pattern coinciding with intensified air force activities by the Assad regime and its allies in northern Syria.
Abdellatif emphasized that the Assad regime’s assaults on civilians during international discussions on Syria have become routine, underscoring the regime’s brutal military tactics and its resistance to any diplomatic resolution. He urged for decisive international intervention in the Syrian crisis, calling for the implementation of UN resolutions, particularly Resolutions 2118 and 2254.
The upcoming round of Astana talks, set to take place next Wednesday and Thursday in the Kazakh capital, was initiated by UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen. Preliminary dialogues were conducted before the announcement of the meeting date, highlighting ongoing efforts to address the situation in Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)