Members of the Syrian Coalition renewed rejection of any temporary or local truces, calling on the United Nations to assume its responsibilities to protect civilians from terrorist attacks by the Assad regime and its allies against Syria’s civilians.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan said that the truce proposed by the United Nations should cover all Syria, not only Aleppo, noting that a large number of areas in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.
Farhan stressed the need to stop the killing machine of the Assad regime and its allies against the Syrian people. He also called for enforcing UN resolutions on Syria, most importantly UNSCR 2254 which calls for improving the humanitarian situation in Syria leading to the establishment of a transitional governing body with full executive powers, including presidential powers.
The Assad regime and its allies continue to relentlessly bomb Syrian cities and towns using internationally banned weapons, including cluster munitions and napalm. The local councils in Daraya and Douma announced they were suspending operations as a result of the brutal bombardment on residential areas.
The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, said Monday that the UN agencies were ready to deliver humanitarian aid into Aleppo, but needs commitments from all parties in the war – not just Russia – to abide by a 48-hour humanitarian truce.
Member of the Syrian Coalition Salah Alhamwi said that any proposed solutions for the dire humanitarian situation in Syria must be permanent, reaffirming the Syrian revolution’s goals for freedom, dignity and overthrowing the Assad regime and his gang in order to build a pluralistic, democratic state.
Alhamwi called upon friends of the Syrian people to step up support for the Syrian people who are subjected to daily massacres at the hands of the Assad regime and its allied foreign militias. (Source: Syrian Coalition)