Prominent leaders from Syrian opposition groups have relaunched their decade-long campaign against Syria and its territorial integrity. The negotiations began in Doha, where a top official stated that they needed to “address” previous errors.
Tehran and Moscow’s persistent supports for Damascus led the Syrian battlefield into a condition that opposition factions lost influence gradually. Following the 2011 peaceful demonstrations during Arab spring, Syrian opposition groups tried to use the chance to take more force.
Addressing at the opening of meeting in Qatar, a former Syrian prime minister described the condition in Qatar as grave. Riad Hijab said that the group should evaluate “the progress and correct the errors we have made along the difficult path to achieving a unified, free, democratic state.”
Hijab was at the office when the primary crackdown on protesters occurred in Syria. He only left for the opposition groups in 2012 after a campaign was engineered against Assad by western countries.
The former Assad PM did not specify which errors he was specifically referring to in his remarks. His aides, on the other hand, said that opposition forces had been unable to interact with Syrian people and make themselves pertinent to their everyday difficulties.
To confront Assad administration, Hijab said it was “absolutely essential” for the resistance to implement successful strategies. The meeting is expected to be followed by issuing a statement following the two-day meeting. The statement means to “unify” the opposing forces against Assad government in a center.
Qatar hosts Syrian opposition meeting in a condition that Arab and western states are normalizing ties with Damascus. Syrian administration has been able to manage the tensions through the use of the least force in recent years. The surge in opposition activism might lead to further terrorist plots as occurred in the past decade.
Syrian Opposition; Surge of Terrorism
“Send a message to all Syrians, listen to their advice and make a new plan.” These remarks by Salem al-Meslet shows two things: First, the Syrian opposition has lost its place, or have never had it, in the public stage of Syria. Second, these groups have started their bid to revive the place in unknown ways.
With international negotiations on Syria’s future stuck ongoing, al-Meslet believes a unified opposition will send “an essential message to the UN envoy” on the war. Al-Meslet is head of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.
The most recent session of UN-sponsored peace negotiations yielded no results in the last months of previous year. UN special envoy cited “great mistrust on all sides” as the roots of the November talks failure.
Geir Pedersen, nevertheless, missed to refer to the Syrian opposition treason to Syrian interests during early years of war. The same practice was the underlying reason behind the gradual alienation of Syrian people from these groups. This occurred despite their achievement in attracting people in the early years of 2010s.
Following the failure of talks in November, Qatari foreign minister expressed concerns about global trend towards Damascus. Qatar has been one of the supporting forces for the opposition activities before an after its fall into debilitation. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani’s remarks indicated Doha’s alarm about the failure of decade-long efforts, arming, and funding.
Syria fell into civil war in the early years of the 2010s. It occurred after the opposition groups, organized by certain foreign forces, intervened in the peaceful protests for reforms. The protests occurred while loads of other regional states were involved in the so-called Arab spring. Foreign intervention, along with local negligence, led the civil war into the emergence of terrorism.