President Khoja urgently appeals to neighboring countries to coordinate amongst themselves in light of the inaction of the international community, and to act as one hand and intervene immediately to prevent their neighbor Syria from turning into a hotbed for the worst kinds of terrorism.
In a joint press conference with Interim Prime Minister Ahmed Tomeh and Interim Defense Minister General Salim Idris, Khoja calls for relieving the free people of Syria through establishing safe areas so that Assad’s warplanes do not serve as ISIS’s air force.
This is already taking place in Aleppo, as the regime’s warplanes are bombing rebels in the areas ISIS are preparing to attack. The regime’s air force is openly serving ISIS; it bombs rebels while ISIS advances.
“It is no longer reasonable nor acceptable to leave the Syrian people a victim to multi-faceted terrorism, starting with the terrorism of the regime and its allied Iranian militias and ending with the terrorism of ISIS. Nor is it acceptable that Syrians see the international coalition’s aircraft flying over their heads without bothering about ISIS slaughtering them,” Khoja added.
He warns that abandoning Syria in this current situation will have serious consequences that will spill over to the whole region.
“We call upon all brotherly and friendly countries to accelerate the provision of civil and military support to vulnerable areas where the regime conspires with ISIS and the allied Iranian militias, namely in Damascus, Aleppo and Homs, and Dara’a, Qalamoun and Suwaidaa’. We call upon them to make the liberated areas safe and to support the steadfast residents of Aleppo and also the Qalamoun rebel fighters who are countering an invasion by Iran’s proxies in evident coordination with ISIS.”
“We call upon all factions to unite, close their ranks and to provide all possible support for the Qalamoun and Aleppo battlefronts. We also call upon them to deny the Assad regime the opportunity to survive the series of defeats suffered by its forces,” Khoja said. (Source: Syrian Coalition)