Syria opposition head urges return to revolution goals

Speaking in conference in Turkey, Syrian National Coalition chief Bahra blames Assad regime for trying to foment sectarian rifts

Syria opposition head urges return to revolution goals

World Bulletin/News Desk

Opposition fighters in the Syrian civil war could achieve victory by adhering to the revolution’s objectives, the head of the Syrian National Coalition Hadi al-Bahra said Wednesday.

Speaking at the “Joint Political Decision Making” conference in Gaziantep, southeast Turkey, Bahra accused the regime of Bashar al-Assad of trying to sow the seeds of sectarian conflict in Syria, but added that the war-torn country would not be owned by a certain sect, group or race.

“That’s why the “Syrian people are one” slogan makes the regime nervous,” he said.

Around 9.5 million Syrians have been internally displaced or forced to go to neighboring countries during the Syrian civil war, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said in August.

More than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict between the Assad regime and opposition forces began early 2011, according to U.N. figures published in August.

 

Last Mod: 29 Ekim 2014, 22:52
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