Coalition President Khaled Khoja strongly condemned the horrific terrorist attacks across Paris and the hostage crisis at the Bataclan concert hall on Friday night.
In a statement released Saturday, Khoja said: “we confirm our solidarity with our friends; the French nation. The Syrian people who are daily experiencing [President Bashar] Assad and ISIS terrorism stand in solidarity with the French nation against all kinds of terrorism.”
Khoja expressed his deepest condolences for the families of the victims.
“I stress again the responsibility of the international community to eliminate all terrorism from its root including all regimes which finance it; the first being the regime of Bashar Assad.”
President Khoja sent a letter of condolences to French President Francois Hollande, stressing “we are determined to fight all types of extremism. The Syrian people are well aware of the horror of murder, kidnapping and terrorism, particularly those targeting security and stability.”
Vice-President Hisham Marwa urged countries fighting terrorism to speed up the political transition process in Syria, adding that establishing a new ruling system is the only way to restore security and stability and to root out terrorism.
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