Member of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Ahmed Tomeh, emphasized that the growing anti-regime protests in Suwayda, Daraa, as well as government-held areas and Deir Ezzor province, indicate a pivotal and decisive phase in the Syrian conflict.
Tomeh asserted that the Assad regime has never genuinely pursued a political resolution in the country. Negotiations, including those with Turkiye, have faltered, and attempts at normalizing relations with Arab states have failed miserably. These failures have negatively impacted the regime’s social support base.
Furthermore, Tomeh highlighted that Bashar al-Assad’s recent speeches, marked by indifference and detachment from reality, have provoked public outrage. As a result, the masses have begun to voice their discontent with the regime across various regions, including the Syrian coastal areas. The focus has increasingly shifted towards holding Bashar al-Assad and his associates responsible for the nation’s turmoil.
Tomeh pointed out that the loss of hope, combined with the crisis in the eastern region and the PYD militia’s pressures on tribal leaders, have set the stage for a new and crucial phase.
He conveyed several messages: to those under the yoke of the unjust regime or the Russian and Iranian occupations, Tomeh emphasized unity and the shared goal of establishing a free Syria for all its people, founded on democratic and civil principles.
In a message directed at the international community, Arab states, and all allies, Tomeh urged an end to providing the regime with successive opportunities, asserting that the Assad regime is in its twilight and there’s no need to prolong its existence. He stressed the importance of earnestly implementing UN Resolution 2254 and advancing to a different stage.
Tomeh’s third message was addressed to the people and tribal leaders in the eastern region, expressing solidarity with their struggle against the PYD militia. He reaffirmed support for their rights and their capacity to serve their communities in the region, free from Iranian influence and outside the control of the PYD.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)