Syrian opposition coalition has called on the US Congress to support military intervention in Syria.
The Syrian National Coalition said on Sunday that any attack against the government of President Bashar al - Assad must also include a transfer of more weapons to foreign - backed militants fighting there. " Any possible military action should be carried out in conjunction with an effort to arm the Free Syrian Army, " the foreign - backed bloc said in a statement. It added that an increase in arms supply is key to restraining Assad and ending the ongoing bloodshed. On August 31, US President Barack Obama said he has decided to launch military strike against Syria, adding that he would seek authorization for military action from Congress after lawmakers return from recess on September 9. Syria opposition coalition also stated that it was “disappointed” with Obama’s decision to seek Congress approval for an attack on Syria.
" We had a feeling of disappointment. We were expecting things to be quicker, that a strike would be imminent… But we believe Congress will approve a strike, " it added.
The bloc further said that it would seek more support from other countries, including Turkey, in an attack against Syria. "The coalition will get in touch with Arab countries and Turkey so that they cooperate as much as possible with the United States." Meanwhile, Assad said on Sunday that his country is capable of confronting any foreign aggression. The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21 and killing hundreds. Iran, Russia, China, and the UN have warned against a military intervention in Syria.