At Doha, Qatar on Sunday, the Syrian opposition leaders gathered and conversed with each other in the presence of United States and Arab League representatives. The U.S. and Arab states were clearly involved in the Syrian civil war and the atrocities committed by the Syrian regime against their citizens. However, the forces fighting against the government was yet to be united; they had no similar goals, no similar wants or needs. All the opposition did was fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s army to protect their people.
After the meeting in Qatar, the Qatar News Agency reported that the united groups of Syrian opposition is now called the National Coalition Force. The opposition group had two objectives in mind: to take over after Assad’s rule is over and establish a new government, and to ensure that no one from Assad’s government will take part in the new institution.
Currently, the Syrian civil war has taken at least 38,000 victims in its 20-month run. According to U.S. and Arab League officials, spontaneous violence must end and if not with dialogue, then all political foundations of the new government should be rooted firmly with proper values.
The appointed leader, an Imam in Damascus named Mouaz Al-Khatib, now calls on the world to recognize their objectives and activities in Syria. The National Coalition Force is the new “government-in-waiting” after Assad’s reign is finished. Backed by the United States and the Arab League, the National Coalition Force is now the new hope of Syria.