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Mouaz Moustafa

Syrian Activist and Member of the Government Relations Committee of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS)

Mouaz Moustafa is currently the Executive Director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), Political Director of United for a Free Syria (UFS), and serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS).

A former staffer for U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder and U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, Mr. Moustafa spent four and a half years working in Congress before leaving to work briefly with Egypt’s U.S.-based opposition. Mr. Moustafa also worked with the Libyan Revolution as the Executive Director of the Libyan Council of North America (LCNA), Political Director of the Libyan Emergency Task Force (LETF), and worked closely with top officials within the Transitional National Council (TNC).

While working with SETF, Mr. Moustafa has led delegations to the Syrian border for journalists and lawmakers including U.S. Senator McCain’s visit with the Northern Storm Brigade inside Syria and U.S. Rep. Kinzinger and Holding’s visit with various Free Syrian Army commanders in Antakya Turkey in 2014. In addition to advocacy activities in Washington, SETF activities under Mr. Moustafa’s stewardship include overseeing operations in SETF field offices in Gaziantep, Antakya and inside Syria. These offices implement directly for the American and European governments and have provided Syrian local councils with millions of dollars in equipment and training.