Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
February 8, 2022
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) expresses its full support for the people of Al-Suwayda and their demonstrations against the Assad regime and for their just demands. It salutes the men and women of Al-Suwayda and praises their courage in the face of injustice and oppression.
Al-Suwayda has been involved in the Syrian Revolution since day one. Today the people of Al-Suwayda raise up again to chant for freedom and the overthrow of the murderous Assad regime. The SOC praises our people’s awareness of their rights and their struggle to regain them from the regime that controls the country and its resources and surrender them to its Russian and Iranian backers.
The murderous Assad regime has brought the people in the areas it controls to the brink of explosion. It is pursuing a policy that is aimed at starving Syrian civilians and preventing them from living a decent life as a revenge and to humiliate the people. The most recent crime was stealing the subsidies on some basic foodstuffs, which sparked protests in Al-Suwayda and prompted the people to demand the overthrow of the regime.
The SOC warns of the regime’s threats of the use of violence to suppress the anti-regime protests and to issue orders to directly target the demonstrators in Al-Suwayda.
We extend our greetings to the free men and women of Al-Suwayda as well as to all the sons and daughters of our people in all parts of Syria.
May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace. May the revolution of our people emerge victorious.