Dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in Assad regime and Russian airstrikes on border villages in the provinces of Quneitra and Dara’a in the past 24 hours.
Local activists said that the Assad regime and Russian air forces committed a horrible massacre claiming the lives of more than 19 civilians, including women and children when they bombed the town of Nawa in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Dozens of airstrikes and barrel bombs hit the town located in northwestern rural Dara’a after local residents refused to surrender.
Assad regime warplanes on Tuesday afternoon directly hit a school in the village of Ayn al-Tinah in rural Quneitra which was sheltering people who were displaced from the neighboring Dara’a province. The attack killed a whole family of eight children and two women as well as wounded dozens of civilians.
The Assad regime and Russian air forces also committed another massacre in the town of Alia northwest of Dara’a claiming the lives of six civilians and wounding many others.
Medical staff at a hospital in the village of Al-Rafid in rural Quneitra told Smart News Network that they received more than 30 casualties, including some with serious injuries. The hospital suffers severe shortages of medical supplies and equipment.
The heavy bombardment knocked out the only operational field hospital in the town of Nawa, forcing residents to transport the wounded to distant areas for treatment.
The Syrian Coalition last week expressed its disappointment at the international silence about the war crimes taking place in Syria. It called on the UN Security Council to take action against perpetrators of these crimes which are aimed at the mass forced displacement of the local population and changing the demographic landscape in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)