By Omer Koparan and Adham Kako
AZAZ, Syria (AA) - The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces on Wednesday opened its first office in northwestern Syria.
“This new office will allow us to be closer to local governments and our people,” coalition leader Abdul Rahman Mustafa told Anadolu Agency.
Affiliated with Syria’s interim government, the coalition is an umbrella organization of groups opposed to the Assad regime.
An opening ceremony for the new office -- located in Aleppo’s town of Cobanbey (Al-Rai in Arabic) -- was attended by coalition officials, local council members, members of Syria’s interim government, Free Syrian Army commanders and local tribal figures.
Recognized by 122 countries, the coalition was established in 2012.