Abdah to Barzani: Regime, Russian Bombardment of Aleppo Must be Stopped

Opposition leader meets with president of Iraqi Kurdistan to push for an end to attacks by regime, Russian and Iranian forces on the people of Aleppo city

President of the Syrian National Coalition Anas al-Abdah met with the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani in Erbil on Sunday to discuss regional developments and the war crimes being carried out against the Syrian people by the Assad regime and its allies.

The talks focused on the crimes perpetrated against civilians trapped in the besieged eastern Aleppo, where vital civilian infrastructure and medical facilities continue to be the main target of the Russian and Assad regime airstrikes.

Abdah stressed the need to stop the terrorist attacks by the Russian, Iranian, and regime forces on Aleppo, where more than 750 people have been killed and thousands more injured in recent fighting. In addition to hospitals, the relentless aerial bombardment has forced the closure of all schools in eastern Aleppo and destroyed two Civil Defense centers.

The meeting touched on shared goals between the Iraqi Kurdistan region and the Syrian opposition forces, most notably fighting terrorism. Abdah thanked Barzani for standing on the side of the Syrian people in their struggle for freedom and dignity, expressing gratitude to the leadership and the people of Iraqi Kurdistan for hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

For his part, Barzani stressed the close ties between the two brotherly Syrian and Kurdish peoples, reaffirming continued support for Syrian refugees in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. He also emphasized the important role played by the Syrian National Coalition in the political process and the future of Syria.

This article was 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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