SYRIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL SUPPORTS PROPOSED TURKISH-AMERICAN SAFE ZONE IN SYRIA

The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest Syrian American grassroots organization, welcomes reports about an understanding, in broad terms, between the United States and Turkey for an ISIS-free safe zone that would be implemented in partnership with the moderate Syrian opposition.

 

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SYRIAN WOMEN MEET WITH UN SPECIAL ENVOY STAFFAN de MISTURA

Washington DC – A delegation of Syrian American women including the leadership of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) along with humanitarian organizations and civil society members met on Friday, February 20th with Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss de Mistura’s efforts to institute a freeze, or reduction of fighting, in Aleppo between regime and opposition forces.

 

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SAC HOSTS SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON IN HOUSTON

The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest Syrian American grassroots organization, hosted a successful town hall meeting today with the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and the Syrian American community of Houston, Texas. The meeting included a discussion of key issues of importance to Syrian Americans.

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SYRIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL CALLS FOR AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TO PROTECT PALMYRA

 

The Syrian American Council (SAC), America's largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, calls upon the United States led coalition to carry out immediate airstrikes against ISIS forces who have begun an invasion into the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient 2000 year old Roman ruins. 

 

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SYRIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL REITERATES OPPOSITION TO EXTREMISM

 

The Syrian American Council (SAC), America's largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, reiterates its steadfast opposition to extremist groups, including ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, following the arrest of a Syrian American on charges of lying to the FBI regarding international terrorism. SAC remains committed to promoting democracy and fighting extremism in both Syria and America while partnering with the Department of Homeland Security. Furthermore, SAC urges members of all of its chapters to report anyone suspected of traveling to join terrorist organizations in Syria to the FBI.

 

 

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CDS THANKS SENATORS FOR LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLING FOR HUMANITARIAN SAFE ZONES IN SYRIA

 


Washington DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria thanks Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), John McCain (R-AZ), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their letter urging the Administration to work with US allies to implement humanitarian safe zones in Syria.

 

 

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Syrian American Council Attends White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

The Syrian American Council, America’s largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, attended President Obama’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism from February 18th to 20th at the White House. The summit aimed to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence and was attended by a large number of local officials and world leaders.

 

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CDS SUPPORTS ACTION AGAINST ISIS IN SYRIA, DEMANDS CAUTION TO PROTECT CIVILIANS

Washington DC – The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), a coalition representing over 100,000 Syrian Americans, supports last night’s action by a US-led coalition against ISIS in Syria. The international coalition’s campaign began with 47 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched at ISIStargets in Raqqa, where ISIS is headquartered, followed by air strikes in different areas. The air strikes were conducted by the United States, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

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