Three members of the Syrian National Coalition announced their resignations on Wednesday

File photo showing a group photo for the Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 25 April 2018
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Three members of the Syrian National Coalition announced their resignations on Wednesday

LONDON: Three members of the Syrian National Coalition announced their resignations on Wednesday.

Georges Sabra, Suhair Al-Atasi, and Khaled Khojah said in a statement that they no longer support the work of the coalition, which has pledged to remove the regime of Bashar Assad from power seven years ago.

In his statement, prominent Syrian opposition figure Georges Sabra said: “The coalition has deviated from its main objectives set out after a year from the start of the revolution in 2011.”

Al-Atasi, for her part, stated that the Syrian peace process had evaporated. “The political solution for Syria is currently the Syrian take on the crisis, which calls for Assad’s rehabilitation, and that of war criminals,” she said and added that in her opinion the “political process for a new Syria had ended.”

The resignation of the three prominent members of the Syrian opposition coalition deals another blow to the future of what is left of Syrian opposition groups ahead of another opposition coalition election to be held May 5.


Car bomb explodes in Assad's Syria stronghold Latakia

Updated 22 January 2019
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Car bomb explodes in Assad's Syria stronghold Latakia

BEIRUT: A car bomb detonated in Syria's government-held city of Latakia on Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring several other people, Syrian state media reported.
Footage carried on the state-run Al-Ikhbariya news channel showed a large group of people milling around in a street while wreckage smouldered on the ground.
Though President Bashar Al-Assad has regained control over more than half of Syria, attackers have periodically continued to strike in cities he controls with suicide blasts and car bombs.
State news agency Sana reported that the driver of the vehicle, a Suzuki minivan, had been killed in the explosion, and that four other people had been wounded.
It reported that the authorities had dismantled another explosive device in the same location before the blast in the vehicle.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor reported that five people had been injured in the explosion.