Statement from the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces to Syrian people
23 January 2013
The regime continues to seek opportunities to delegitimize the revolution and create a rift among Syrians. The regime will try to distract from its murderous onslaught by attempting to demonize the Syrian Revolution and creating divisions amongst the diverse religious and ethnic groups. However, Syrians have insisted on national unity, thwarting the regimes efforts and rejecting any rift or divisions.
We are saddened by the events that have transpired in the city of Ras Al-Ain ,and we have been working tirelessly to suppress and avoid conflicts there. We remind everyone that, whoever collaborates with the regime and helps to murder our people, will be held accountable for all his/her actions. Our moral, social and religious principles reject these actions.
The coalition has formed a committee to communicate with all leaders and revolutionary forces in the area to avoid further conflict and putting a stop to the regime's effort to cause a rift. This committee will work to create guidelines to avoid any possible future conflicts in the region, and achieve peaceful co-existence for all the ethnic and religious groups in the region based on the framework of brotherhood, citizenship, and shared history.
We urge the Syrian people to unite and overcome conflicts and divisions. It’s important to remember that this murderous regime did not hesitate to bomb the University of Aleppo, the bakeries of Halfaya, and the gas station of Maliha. This regime has never hesitated at murdering innocent women and children in Daraa, rural areas of Damascus, Latakia, Homs, and throughout Syria without any discrimination, please know that it will not hesitate to spend all its energy to create a rift amongst the Syrian people.
We ask God to grant peace to all those Syrians who died. We ask all our brothers on the ground to bare the full responsibility, a task they have proven in the past that they are up to fulfilling.
Long live Syria and Syrian people Free and Proud
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