Cairo, Egypt. February 21, 2013.
The National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (“Syrian Coalition” or “SC”) condemns the series of explosions in Damascus earlier today and holds the Assad regime responsible for them.
Several heinous explosions rocked the city of Damascus today. Two explosions occurred in the Mazrah neighborhood, the first of which targeted the center for transportation heading to Douma, Harasta, and alTel; close to the headquarters of the Baath party. The second explosion occurred 100 meters from a heavily populated pedestrian bridge, alHaya. Another explosion was reported in the city of Barzah, causing severe damage to the structure of the intelligence office 211.
Reports are confirming that until now the death toll has reached 31 civilians and the number of injured has reached 208. The National Coalition for Revolutionary Forces and Syrian Opposition strongly condemns these heinous crimes that have resulted in the fall of innocent civilians, regardless of whether the crimes were premeditated or uncalculated attacks.
The National Coalition recognizes that the Assad regime is responsible for causing terror and instability in the country. The Assad regime has opened the doors for anarchy in Syria in order to justify committing heinous and unprecedented crimes against the innocent Syrian population. 70,000 Syrians have lost their lives at the hands of this regime, which is evidence enough that the Assad regime is actually the only terrorist organization in the country.
This terrorist regime never hesitates to plan and carryout explosions in residential locations. This is the same regime that has bombed residential areas and destroyed homes atop of their inhabitants. They have caused severe destruction and loss of life to entire neighborhoods with ballistic missiles. The goal of such crimes is to put fear and terror in the hearts of civilians, pushing them to the brink of despair, and disuniting the civilian opposition that refuses the rule of criminals. This regime proves day after day that it can only rule with terror, oppression, murder and destruction, and will continue to destabilize the entire region if the Syrian people do not succeed in their quest for freedom.
May God have mercy on the souls of the martyrs, and help the wounded. Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.