The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held its regular meeting with the chairmanship of President Nasr Al-Hariri to discuss the latest on the ground and political developments.
Participants in the meeting discussed the string of terrorist bombings that have recently targeted the liberated areas and the efforts being made by the Syrian National Army (SNA) and the Free Police Force to investigate these attacks. Al-Hariri pointed to growing challenges in controlling security and stability, making it clear that the SNA and Free Police Force have so far thwarted hundreds of terrorist attacks.
Al-Hariri stressed that terrorist organizations will not disappear from Syria without reaching a genuine political solution, adding that the Assad regime is responsible for the loss of more lives due to its disruption of the efforts to reach a political solution and its insistence on pursuing a bloody military solution.
SOC’s Vice-president Abdel Hakim Bashar said that the Assad regime is trying once again to threaten the international community with the resurgence of ISIS and put it in front of two options, either Assad or ISIS. He indicated that the Assad regime resorts to this tactic whenever it feels under pressure.
Coordinator of the SOC’s Office of Strategic Consulting, Ahmed Ramadan, talked about the recent Iranian moves in Syria and the region. He emphasized that Iranian encroachment remains the basis of crimes in the country, adding that the restoration of security and stability to the region depends on confronting the Iranian moves.
Participants reviewed reports on the work of the SOC’s departments, offices and committees, as well as discussed preparations for the upcoming General Assembly meeting due to be held next week. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)