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Free Syrian Army (FSA) Military Council Commanders To Formally Request No Fly Zone And The Declaration Of Safe Zones From International Community

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Syrian Support Group:

Commanders of the Military Councils of the Free Syrian Army will officially announce that their forces have succeeded in liberating major parts of the country especially in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Daraa and Damascus. In addition, they will reiterate that the Free Syrian Army was successful in protecting more than 7 million  Syrian citizens from the attacks of Assad's forces, as well as preventing the dislocation of  the population. The Assad regime continues to use fixed-wing MIG aircraft and attack helicopters to strike at innocent civilians in Syria. It is not feasible, within the scope of current capabilities, for the Free Syrian Army to sustain defensive measures against these air attacks.  

At the same time, the establishment of safe zones is required in order to mitigate the growing humanitarian calamity in Syria and reduce the number of refugees flowing into neighboring countries, such as Turkey.  The FSA will work to protect, defend and provide humanitarian support to all Syrian citizens regardless of their ethnicity, creed, religion and/or political affiliation.  On this basis, the Commanders will request  that the US Government and the international community implement immediate humanitarian relief by establishing a no-fly zone over the provinces of the declared safe zones.

WHO: FSA Military Council Commanders

WHAT: A press conference with the Commanders of the Military Councils of the Free Syrian Army

WHEN: The press conference will take place on Wednesday August 22  at 10:00 a.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 

ABOUT:  Press Conference is sponsored by the Syrian Support Group.  For more information please visit www.syriansupportgroup.org  

SOURCE Syrian Support Group




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