The situation around Damascus has become critical, so much that the United Nations has expressed concerns in this regard.
A few days before the negotiations in Geneva kicks off, Assad’s regime has stepped up military operation in opposition-controlled populated areas of Damascus, thereby killing their residents.
NCRI - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said his country is ready to send ground forces to Syria under the U.S. framework to fight terrorism.
Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries in the region are ready to station special units in Syria alongside the U.S. in the fight against extremism and terrorism, he said in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung daily.
NCRI - The president of the National Coalition for Syrian Opposition Forces, Anas al-Abdah at the Munich Security Conference stated that the catastrophic situation in Syria will not change as long as Assad holds the power. In fact, Assad is the main part of the problem and not of the solution."
The Arabic website of the Syrian National Coalition on February 20th carried the headline:"al-Abdah noted that the sovereignty of Bashar al-Assad has created an open space for terrorism and this trend continues."
NCRI - A member of the delegation of the Syrian National Coalition Yasser Farhan in an interview with Sky News on February 20th stated:"the Syrian Opposition calls on the U.S. and the U.N. to list the militias of the Iranian regime as terrorist organizations since they carry out the destructive policy of the Iranian regime in Syria.
The Revolutionary Guards and extremist core are handling Iran’s regional policies
The Iranian regime is seeking expansionism in the Middle East. CNN quoted UAE’s Foreign Ministry on February 18, and continued there’s a lot of concern among six Persian Gulf states. Concerns over Iranian regime’s expansionist policies in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq which have also been extended to Bahrain.
Bahrain arrests 20 terror suspects, including four women
Bahrain has arrested 20 terror suspects accused of plotting attacks in the small island Gulf kingdom Al-Arabiya reported on February21, 2017.
One of those captured on Tuesday was involved in the murder of police officer Lt. Hisham Hassan Mohammed al-Hamadi on Jan. 29.
NCRI - In a letter to the UN Secretary General, Yemen’s Permanent Representative to the UN demanded that the Houthi militias be listed as a terrorist group. He also accused the Iranian regime of threatening the international shipping by supporting Houthi militias to attack ships in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.