The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held a regular meeting under the chairmanship of President Nasr al-Hariri. Present were also the vice presidents and Secretary-General who discussed the latest field and political developments, most notably the situation in the town of Manbij in rural Aleppo.
The SOC previously formed a committee to follow the situation in Manbij. It presented a report on the results of its communications with residents of the town and tribal leaders. Members of the committee pointed out that people of the town reject the practices of the PYD terrorist militia, especially the forced conscription into its ranks. They demanded urgent intervention to put an end to these practices.
Coordinator of the SOC’s Department of Refugee Affairs, Adnan Rahmon, presented a report detailing the situation of Syrian refugees in Denmark following the unjust decisions issued by the Danish government against hundreds of Syrian refugees.
Rahmon pointed out that the Department contacted more than 400 Syrian refugees in Denmark in order to find out about their conditions and learn about their problems. He said that the majority of refugees fear for their lives from the Danish government’s insistence on implementing its decisions. He also said that returning to the regime’s areas will put their lives at serious risk of arrest, kidnapping, enforced disappearance and brutal torture.
The Department also presented a joint report on the situation of Syrian refugees in Jordan, stressing the need to extend UN resolutions on the provision of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan. It also stressed the need to urge donors to provide humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees, especially in light of the difficult conditions they are going through as a result of the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.
The SOC’s Department of Governmental Affairs and Institutions reviewed the latest activities of the Syrian Interim Government in the liberated areas.
Participants in the meeting also reviewed the report by the Military Liaison Committee on the security and military situation in the liberated areas and the battle frontlines. It warned of the continued silence of the international community and the parties sponsoring the political solution in Syria about the Assad regime’s escalating attacks and violations against populated areas in Idlib province.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)