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Opposition Coalition Visits Aleppo Countryside

The delegation spent two days carrying out meetings to try and form a civil administration in opposition areas reports Enab Baladi.
Opposition Coalition Visits Aleppo Countryside

A delegation from the opposition Syrian National Coalition visited the eastern and northern Aleppo countrysides for a period of two days to carry out meetings with representatives from local and civil councils in the area.

According to the Coalition, on Oct. 22, 2018, the President of the Coalition, Abdel Rahman Mustafa, headed the delegation alongside the Secretary-General, Nazir al-Hakim, and a number of other members.

Through his Twitter account, Mustafa published images of the delegation’s visit to the town of al-Raie and his meeting in the Justice Palace to bolster the integrity of the judiciary, justice and accountability, as he put it.

Mustafa said that during its tour, the delegation will focus on strengthening the role of the local administration and supporting institutional work.

This comes after a surprise visit carried out by a Coalition delegation to the demilitarized zone in Idleb agreed to between Russia and Turkey.

The images published by the Faylaq al-Rahman “Al-Mahrar” network showed a leader of the National Front for Liberation explaining the lines of the agreed area to the members of the Coalition on a map.

The Coalition’s latest moves come with the aim of working to form a civil administration in opposition areas in northern Syria.

In a previous interview with Enab Baladi, the President of the Coalition, Abdel Rahman Mustafa, said that the Coalition was carrying out important tours and meetings with governorate representatives and “revolutionary actors” and see the positive impact the recent agreement had on people and on the situation in general.

Mustafa added that the Coalition was working on a plan to administer a city in Idleb province after implementing the first item of the Turkish-Russian agreement, which was to withdraw heavy weapons from the demilitarized area.

A group of civilians in February prevented the entry of a Coalition delegation to Azaz city and the camps of northern Aleppo, given the state of “frustration” caused by the absence of Coalition activities in the area.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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