President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, visited the predominantly Yazidi town of Basufan in the Afrin region where he met the head of the community, mayor of the town, and representatives of the community to ascertain their well-being and living conditions.
Al-Hariri was accompanied with Head of the National Commission for the Affairs of Detainees and Missing Persons, Yasser Al-Farhan, and member of the SOC’s political committee, Munther Sarras.
The SOC’s delegation also toured the shrine of the Yazidi minority. The townspeople said that they are freely practicing their faith and that their beliefs are fully respected. They said that none of their homes and properties were seized by anyone as they demanded action against sporadic petty thefts.
The townspeople pointed out that violations are usually referred to the competent committee and the judiciary, noting that a number of Yazidi households have recently returned to the area and that the Syrian National Army is making big efforts to achieve security and stability in the region.
For his part, Al-Hariri stressed the need for unity and for working together to achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity, and to build a pluralistic democratic state that safeguards and guarantees the rights of all spectrums of the Syrian people.
Al-Hariri praised the efforts of the National Liberation Front, a component of the SNA, to defend all areas and prevent violations. He also commended the work of the Committee for the Protection of Property Rights and the judiciary committee tasked with looking into complaints submitted by the locals, reaffirming his support for the efforts to address all grievances and serve justice. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)