11 people were killed in clashes between the regime forces and “Tahrir al-Sham”
At a time when 11 people were killed in new confrontations between the regime forces and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in northern Syria, the European Union renewed its rejection of any rapprochement with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, and stressed the need to pressure it to get it to engage in the political process. This European position comes as Moscow intensifies its contacts to maintain the momentum in the path of normalization between Ankara and Damascus.
The head of the European Union mission to Syria, Dan Stănescu, confirmed, during a meeting with the head of the Syrian opposition “Negotiations Committee”, Bader Jamous, in Istanbul, that the European Union rejects any normalization, lifting sanctions, or starting reconstruction operations in Syria until the Syrian regime engages in a transitional process. Politician, and committed to the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254. “During my meeting with Bader Jamous, I spoke about the need to intensify efforts to revive the work of the Constitutional Committee and the political process in Geneva,” Stonescu said in a tweet on his Twitter account.
For his part, Jamous stated, via Twitter, that he stressed that “the solution in Syria is not through humanitarian aid, but rather a political solution that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.”
In another context, the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” reported, on Saturday, that 4 members of “Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham” and 7 soldiers of the regime forces were killed, as a result of an attack launched by the “Tahrir al-Sham” targeting positions of the regime forces on the axis of Tallet al-Burkan in the northern countryside of Latakia, where they took place. Violent clashes with heavy and medium weapons between the two parties. It is noted that “Tahrir al-Sham” resorted to its attacks against the regime forces in the past weeks, against the backdrop of Ankara’s declaration of its desire for normalization with Damascus.