The Syrian Coalition announced it condemns announcement by the United States of plans to build a military force in northeastern Syria.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition said that it “condemns plans by the United States to form a border force in northeastern Syria,” expressing its “rejection of any pretexts or allegations being used to advance such projects.”
The Coalition stressed the importance of efforts to combat terrorism and to counter the ISIS extremist group. “However, fighting terrorism does not justify the use of organizations that commit violations and crimes against the Syrian people,” it said.
“It is not acceptable to place the territories freed from terrorism under the control of the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) or any other organizations whose agendas contradict the goals of the Syrian revolution and those which are linked to the regime and the occupation forces,” the Coalition went on.
The Coalition pointed out that plans announced by Washington must have instead been aimed at focusing on the creation of conditions that force the Assad regime and its backers to respect international resolutions on Syria.
“The continued ignoring of the urgent requirements for reaching a political solution, and the continued blocking of supplies for the Free Syrian Army, coupled with supporting and arming other forces with non-national projects as well as working to carry out such illegal and unacceptable plans have revealed an opportunistic policy exploiting the current circumstances to create more problems instead of exerting pressure on the Assad regime and its supporters to abide by international resolutions.”
The Coalition underscored that “all attempts to impose any kind of projects or solutions that threaten to divide Syria are all doomed to failure, not to mention they risk fueling the conflict and increasing the suffering of millions of Syrians.”
The Coalition concluded the press release by stressing that “events that have occurred over the past few years as well as the enormous sacrifices being made by the Syrian people and their commitment to the principles of the revolution have shown that no party will be able to make any steps or implement any projects on the ground against the will of the Syrian people who will continue their struggle for freedom, dignity and justice.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)