Press Releases

On Dutch Government’s Initiative to Hold Accountable those Responsible for Torture in Syria

The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) stresses the importance of the Dutch government’s initiative to hold accountable those responsible for torture in Syria. The SOC stands ready to assist these efforts in a way that guarantees the referral of this issue to the International Court of Justice as soon as possible; punishes those responsible for crimes in Syria; and ensures and end to violations, killings and torture in our country.

Final Communique of 52nd SOC’s General Assembly Meeting

Press release Syrian Opposition Coalition General Assembly September 13, 2020 By paying tribute to the fallen heroes of the Syrian revolution, President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, opened the 52nd meeting of the General Assembly which took place on 12-13 September. He gave a comprehensive overview on the developments of the political situation, the political process, and the SOC’s activities in the past two months. Al-Hariri talked about the coronavirus pandemic and the cases in the liberated, the role of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and the Ministry of Health in confronting the pandemic, the efforts being made, and the contacts with international institutions to provide the Ministry with the necessary supplies. He also talked about the pandemic outbreak in the regime-held areas and the regime’s failure to stem the spread of the disease. Moreover, he highlighted the dire living conditions and the various crises affecting Syrian citizens in those areas, all of which were caused by the regime’s actions. He also talked about the political situation and the major developments on the ground, especially the relative calm in Jabal al-Zawiya region in Idlib province as well as in Jabal al-Akrad and Jabal al-Turkoman regions in rural...

On Wildfires in Syria

The wildfires sweeping across the provinces of Latakia, Tartous, Hama, and Homs have ravaged thousands of hectares of forests and caused an exodus of people from their towns and villages. Online photos and videos showed part of the ongoing disaster that has laid waste to thousands of hectares of forests extending from the borders of Turkey in the north to the Lebanese border to the south.

On Death of Turkish Soldier on Syrian Soil

The Syrian Opposition Coalition offers its heartfelt condolences to the brotherly Turkish people and to the family of the Turkish soldier who was killed on the Syrian soil while performing his duty at an observation post. It also wishes the wounded a speedy recovery.

On Assad Regime’s Imposition of $100 Entry Fee on Syrians Upon Return

In continuation and consolidation of the policies aimed at getting rid of the largest number of the Syrian people; emptying the country of its population and repopulating it with foreigners, especially Iranian militants; and in implementation of the theory of sectarian homogeneity Assad proposed years ago, the Assad regime’s new cabinet began its tenure with a decision preventing the return of displaced Syrians to their homeland.

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

As the world marks the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Assad regime carries on with its policies of kidnapping and enforced disappearance as part of its relentless war on the Syrian people. These policies are aimed at silencing prominent activists; instill terror in the heart of the Syrian people; break their will; and prevent them from continuing their struggle for freedom, justice, and dignity.

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