February 26, 2014
The Syrian Coalition reiterates its complete and unwavering commitment to international humanitarian and human rights law. The Coalition has condemned acts contravening international law on multiple occasions.
The Syrian Coalition reaffirms its readiness to work with and facilitate the efforts of UN agencies and humanitarian organizations trying to bring much-needed relief to the Syrian people. The Syrian Interim Government has already made similar commitments.
Since its inception, the Free Syrian Army’s main priority has been to protect civilians against Assad’s violent attacks. The FSA will always work to safeguard civilians as well as all humanitarian personnel.
On various occasions, President Jarba rejected extremist groups carrying out abuses against civilians. He made it clear those groups have agendas alien to the Syrian people and contrary to the guiding principles of the revolution.
The Syrian Coalition’s decision to go to Geneva was based on the need to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria. The coalition has called for the implementation of the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012 as the best way to start a transition that will bring about the change needed in Syria.
The Syrian Coalition is working for a future Syria that will be pluralistic and democratic, while respecting the rights of all citizens regardless of their ethical religious or confessional backgrounds.