The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Department of Political Parties and Forces held a meeting with the Syrian Council for Change to discuss developments on the ground in Syria, especially in Dara’a, and the developments in the political process.
The meeting brought together Coordinator of the Department Abdullah Kaddou, members of the department Farouk Tayfour, Ahmed Ramadan, and Muhammad Dugheim, President of the Syrian Council for Change Hassan al-Hariri, members of the General Secretariat Ayman Al-Zoubi, Hussam Al-Baram, Brigadier General Munir al-Hariri, and members of the General Assembly of the Council Yasser Al-Miqdad and Ahmed Al-Zoubi.
Participants discussed the tragic conditions that the people of Dara’a city are going through due to the blockade and bombardment at the hands of the Assad regime forces and Iranian sectarian militias in blatant violation of the 2018 de-escalation agreement.
Participants pointed out that the regime’s escalation came as a collective punishment against the people of Dara’a, the birthplace of the Syrian revolution, who refused to participate in the fraudulent presidential elections that the Assad regime held earlier this year.
They commended the heroic resistance that the people of Dara’a are putting up against the regime’s brutal attacks. Despite the barbaric assault by the Assad regime forces and sectarian militias, the people of Dara’a were able to foil the regime’s plans in the province.
Moreover, participants stressed that the Assad regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are seeking to regain control of all of Syria in order for the regime to call for the return of refugees and reconstruction.
They also stressed that the people of Dara’a are not only facing the regime, but the Iranian occupation forces in southern Syria -an occupation that poses a threat to neighboring Arab countries as well.
They called on the international and regional actors to reject any plans for the mass forced displacement of Syrian civilians, stressing that no agreement can be reached on the mass forced displacement and demographic change.
They also stressed the need for the UN aid agencies to provide emergency aid to the people of Dara’a who suffered more than 80 days of besiegement and bombardment which caused massive destruction in the city, especially medical centers and schools.
They also stressed the need for communication between all the Syrian national political parties and forces in order to establish a general Syrian national platform that serves the goals of the revolution and lays the groundwork for the Syrian democratic state that the Syrian people are aspiring to.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)