On the 23rd of September 2014, the Local Coordination Committees (LCC) published the following statement on Facebook, commenting on the US-led airstrikes on IS(IS) in Syria. They urge not to forget about the origin of the conflict in Syria – that it was exactly the violence perpetrated by the Syrian regime that led to a strengthened IS in Syria and Iraq. To fight only IS cannot end the conflict in Syria. Only by fighting IS and the Syrian regime alike an end to the Syrian conflict can be achieved. While the US-led coalition focuses only on IS, Assad keeps on perpetrating heinous crimes against Syrians.
We hereby republish the LCC statement:
Local Coordination Committees’ Statement on The United States Recent Air Strikes Against ISIS Positions in Syria
By the start of the U.S. and its allies air strikes at the positions of ISIS militias in Syria, the country is entering a new phase. The Local Coordination Committees (LCC) are herewith confirming their previous stances considering Assad’s regime the foremost enemy of the Syrian people and assuring that extremism and terrorism were the products of the regime’s crimes.
LCC is also emphasizing the following:
1- Assad’s regime is holding the sole responsibility of this violation of the Syrian State’s sovereignty since it was the first to do that bringing the sectarian death militias from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.
2- Assad’s regime and ISIS are alike when it comes to terrorism and crimes violating the Syrian people dignity and decent lives.
3- The necessity of coordinating with the political and military forces of the Syrian revolution so they can regain control of the positions under ISIS conquer as well as helping these forces with their continuous battles against Assad’s regime till it is toppled.
4- Taking intense precautions that these air strikes do not give any form of political or militarian benefits to Assad’s regime.
5- Taking extra care of the civilians’ lives and their properties in the targeted areas.
6- The United Nations must take its responsibility towards the civilians by immediately responding to their humanitarian basic needs.
7- The Syrians salvation from ISIS should be synchronized with their liberty of the tyrant Assad’s regime and its terrorism against them.
Local Coordination Committees
23/ 9/ 2014
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