The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held a regular meeting on Wednesday and Thursday and discussed the heinous crime that took place in the town of Ras al-Ayn in al-Hasaka province against the Iraqi child Muhammad Yassin. It also discussed the outbreak of the cholera epidemic as well as the field and political developments.
Secretary of the SOC’s political committee, Abdul Majeed Barakat, described the crime against the child Muhammad Yassin as appalling, stressing that the SOC and the Syrian Interim Government will seek to ensure no such heinous crime will take place again.
SOC’s Vice President Abdulahad Astepho spoke about the ongoing preparations for the visit to the United States on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. He also gave an overview on the files that were prepared to be presented to delegations and diplomatic missions during the session.
Astepho also spoke about the monitoring by the SOC’s Department of Foreign Relations of the dire humanitarian conditions in the Rukban refugee camp.
Meanwhile, Secretary-General Haytham Rahmeh gave an overview on the work of the General Secretariat, as well as the reports submitted by the departments of the General Secretariat, especially the legal and translation departments.
Coordinator of the SOC’s Office of Strategic Studies, Ahmed Tomeh, presented an analytical paper that included a discussion of the latest briefing by the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, and the report by the Human Rights Council regarding the situation in Syria before the Security Council.
The committee also reviewed reports on the work of the military bloc on the field situation in the liberated areas, in addition to the reports of the Department of Media and Communications and the Office of Refugee Affairs.
(Source: SOC’s media department)