The Syrian Coalition’s political committee on Friday held a teleconference with Quneitra provincial council to discuss the latest field and political developments.
The Coalition’s Secretary-General Nazir Hakim stressed that Quneitra has always been “a firm bulwark against the Assad regime and the occupation entity.” He reasserted the council members that that the Coalition “will not leave you at any moment alone in the battle.”
“We salute the steadfastness being shown by our people in Quneitra,” Hakim said, adding that the rebel groups in the province “have made significant gains against the Assad regime forces.”
“We will work with our brothers in Dara’a province to ensure that you close ranks and work hand in hand. We will also communicate with all active players to stand by our brothers in Quneitra,” Hakim added.
For their part, representatives of the provincial council indicated that they supported the ceasefire agreement reached recently in southern Syria provided that it covers all Syrian territory. They stressed that they are committed to the integrity of the Syrian territory as they warned of attempts by the Assad regime to exploit the de-escalation agreements to redeploy its forces to other rebel-held areas.
The representatives reiterated calls for the release of detainees and for sticking to the guiding principles of the Syrian revolution, including most importantly the overthrow of the Assad regime.
Quneitra province suffers severe shortages of food and medical supplies as no relief aid arrives in the province, the representatives said. They pointed out that “the Zionist entity contributes to siege the Assad regime imposes on large areas in the province.”
Representatives of the council called for the urgent introduction of relief aid to the province, noting that “not single food basket has been delivered to the province over the past four years.” The infrastructure in the region “is in a very poor condition,” they added.
Members of the provincial council confirmed they are ready to work with all FSA and rebel groups in the south to “achieve victory over the Assad regime.” They emphasized that they are “an integral part of Syria as we seek to build a civil state based on justice and equal citizenship.” They stressed they see in the Syrian Coalition a political umbrella for the council. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)