April 1, 2014
The Syrian Coalition has every confidence in the Free Syrian Army’s ability to protect all civilians, regardless of religious, ethnic and political affiliation. Recently, different fighting groups issued a number of statements, in which they reiterated their commitment to protecting civilian population across Syria.
As was the case every time rebels gain ground, the Assad regime is now leading a campaign of smear and disinformation to discredit rebels in the Kassab area, as they continue to advance. Activists posted a video on social networks reaffirming their commitment to the protection of holy places. In the video the Armenian Church appears intact.
The Syrian Coalition is committed to the unity of Syrian society and the FSA is committed to the protection of civilians against Assad’s militias. It is vital that the international community realize that the Assad regime has to be removed, so that the Syrian people can decide their own future and build a pluralistic, democratic, and free 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.