The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee on Monday held its regular meeting under the slogan ‘One Hand.’ SOC’s President Salem Al-Meslet opened the meeting by reaffirming the SOC’s commitment to the goals and principles of the Syrian Revolution; continuing the work accomplished during the previous presidential terms, and to building on it.
Participants focused on the Assad regime and its backers’ serious and frequent violations of the ceasefire agreements in the de-escalation zones. They listened to the report by the Military Liaison Office on the situation on the ground, the response of the Syrian National Army (SNA) units to these attacks, and the SNA’s commitment to defending the civilian population in the liberated areas in all possible ways.
The Office gave an overview on the repeated attacks by the PKK and PYD terrorist militias on civilian areas in northern rural Aleppo. It also highlighted the shelling, deployment of car bombs, and sending of terrorist elements on a daily basis to terrorize residents of Afrin, al-Bab, Azaz, Marea, and the rest of the liberated areas.
The Office also talked about the developments in the blockade that the regime laid on Dara’a more than a month ago, the Russian attempts to force residents of the city to surrender, the return to the policy of mass forced displacement that the regime and its backers pursued in the de-escalation zones, and their violation of all agreements and reconciliations.
The political committee stressed the duty of the United Nations to activate the Responsibility to Protect Principle, and the need to closely follow memoranda and letters sent to the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Security Council, and many states in order to ensure that the regime is held accountable for its crimes that have been going on for more than ten years.
Moreover, the committee also reviewed the reports on the work of the SOC’s committees and departments and their plans of action for the next stage. It stressed the importance of introducing the necessary amendments and reforms to the regulations governing the work of the SOC along with its executive and service institutions so as to contribute to improving the living conditions in the liberated areas. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)