UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura voiced “horror and outrage” at the attacks that killed at least 30 people in the Belgian capital Tuesday. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.
“The tragedy in Brussels … reminds us that … we have no time to lose,” UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva. “We need to extinguish the fire of war in Syria,” he said, insisting that “to fight terrorism, the best formula is to find a solution for political transition in Syria.”
The brutal war Bashar al-Assad regime’s has waged on the Syrian people for over five years has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, with many more wounded and detained in Assad’s prisoners. It has also forced millions out of their homes.
To crush the revolution, Assad has sought the help of sectarian militias brought from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has used all types of weapons in his ongoing war on the Syrian people, including internationally banned weapons including barrel bombs and chemical weapons.
The Syrian Coalition yesterday condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted the Belgian capital Brussels. It also condemned the attacks that targeted Ankara and Istanbul over the past few days.
The Coalition said it stood in solidarity with the families of the victims and with the Belgian and Turkish peoples.
The Syrian Coalition reiterated it “stands firmly by peoples and governments who are targeted by terrorism in the region, Europe and the rest of the world. These attacks make it imperative that we all stand united in the battle against terrorist organizations and the regimes that nurture them.”
“The Syrian Coalition emphasized that for security and peace to prevail in the world, we all need to work together towards eliminating the threat of terrorism,” the Coalition added.
“The international community also needs to take a firm stand against terrorist regimes given the role of the Assad regime in fueling terrorism and its direct responsibility for the spread of terror.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)