Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition Hisham Marwa said that “the United States, friends of the Syrian people, even Russia, and all those who support a political solution in Syria, all need to take tangible steps if they are to prove they are serious about reaching a political solution. “It is pointless to repeat calls for resuming peace talks at a time when Assad is relentlessly raining barrel bombs on the Syrian civilians-of which over 300 were dropped on Aleppo Dara’a and Zabadani in just one week, Marwa added.
“We urge the countries that express support for a political solution in Syria to take action and rein in Assad’s bombing of civilians, children and women and the targeting of houses, mosques, churches and hospitals.”
“While Russia has been one of Assad’s most important allies as it supply him with weapons and shield him with its veto power, it today tries to push towards resuming negotiations. We therefore call upon the Russian leadership to today put pressure on Assad to stop dropping his notorious barrel bombs on children women to prove its credibility in finding a political solution in Syria.”
Marwa praised the heroic fight being put up by rebel fighters in Zabadani which is coming under attacks by regime forces and the Hezbollah militia. Over 170 barrel bombs were dropped on the town and its surroundings during the past three days, while rebel fighters, though outgunned and outnumbered, have managed to inflict losses on the attackers. (Source: Syrian Coalition)