Activists said that the Assad regime and Russian air forces carried out no fewer than 23 airstrikes on the district of Alwaer in western Homs on Sunday, killing seven civilians and wounding 32 others. The aerial bombing on the rebel-held district has also caused massive damage to civilian homes and infrastructure.
Abu Majd Alhomsi, a doctor working in Alwaer, told the Homs Media Center that the only field hospital in the district cannot accommodate the big number of casualties resulting from the airstrikes. He said that serious injuries, especially amputations, and vascular and bone injuries could not be treated at the underequipped hospital.
The civil defense corps in Alwaer said that regime jets hit one of its centers in the district, putting it out of service.
Abu Tawfiq, member of the negotiating committee in Alwaer, on Sunday told Smart News Network that the Assad regime’s escalation of the bombardment on the district is aimed at forcing its residents out of their homes in a repeat of the scenario that took place in the Damascus suburb of Daraya a few days ago.
Abu Tawfiq explained that the Assad regime issued an ultimatum to the residents to evacuate the district or they would face total annihilation, the same tactic was used in Daraya to empty it of its inhabitants.
The Syrian Coalition on Saturday said that the systematic forced displacement of the civilian population in Damascus suburbs by the Assad regime is aimed at bringing about a demographic change in Syria and, consequently, dividing the country along sectarian lines.
The Coalition stressed that any project designed to partition Syria will be foiled by the Syrian people who will defend the unity and territorial integrity of Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition)