The Syrian Expatriates Organization Deeply Concerned about the Deteriorating Situation and Increase in Crackdown in Syria

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The Syrian Expatriates Organization is deeply concerned about the sharp escalation of offensive operations conducted by Syrian Military against Syrian people in Damascus Suburbs, Homs, Alrastan, and several other provinces.

Smoke rises from the suburb of Irbeen in Damascus. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

The Syrian Expatriates organization is anxiously watching the reports pointing to the sharp escalation in the violence in Syria. As reported by Reuters: The suburbs of Damascus have seen a sharp rise in violence as the Assad army closes in on rebel strongholds in Douma and the Ghouta area. Other areas of Syria, especially Homs, have also reported a marked increase in violence, culminating in a "terrifying massacre" that was perpetrated in Homs by armed forces loyal to the Assad regime, killing more than 30 people, according to activists.

The Syrian Expatriates Organization has received the news that:January 30th, 2012 a delegation from the Syrian National Council (SNC), led by interim President Burhan Ghalioun, met with members of the United Nations Security Council in order to demand international protection for Syrian civilians.

In an exclusive with The Syrian Expatriates Organization, Dr. George Jabboure Netto, SNC delegate member, said, "We went to the UNSC to support getting a resolution. We are hoping the Russians will not only not veto the proposal, but also support adopting the Arab League initiative to send a strong message to stop the violence and start the process of peaceful transition of power."

The Syrian Expatriates Organization reiterates its full support to the SNC in their initiative to seek protection for the Syrian people. Mr Louay Sakka, a board member of The Syrian Expatriates Organization states "We urge the international community to use every possible option to stop the killing in Syria. The Syrian people on the ground have asked for a No Fly Zone, and a buffer zone. We urge the international community to move towards these solutions if the regime does not respond."

The Syrian Expatriates Organization calls upon all members of the United Nations Security Council to work together to reach a resolution that will protect the Syrian people and condemn the violence of the Assad regime. The SEO especially urges the Russian Federation and China to stand behind the Syrian people and fully support their legitimate demands for dignity, freedom, and democracy.


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