May 3, 2014
The Syrian Coalition is concerned over reports of a deal struck yesterday in Old City, Homs, whereby rebels will evacuate the area to northern Homs. We fear for the safety of those in Homs, as the regime has always reneged on its promises. Furthermore, this latest deal comes as part of the regime’s policy to change the demographics of Homs.
Despite the continued heavy shelling, the prolonged siege, and the extreme shortage of ammunition, fighters in Old Homs have shown legendary bravery and strong determination, managing to maintain positions and defend the district for more than two years.
The Syrian people will continue their struggle for freedom and dignity, and the victories of the Free Syrian Army will pave the way towards a free and democratic Syria.
May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.