Monitor Group: At Least 32 Palestinian Refugees Were Killed in Assad’s Onslaught on Yarmouk Camp
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said that at least 32 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the onslaught the Assad regime launched on the Yarmouk camp in mid-April as more bodies are being discovered under the rubble of bombed buildings in the southern Damascus suburb.
The figure has brought to 3,766, the number of Palestinian-Syrians who have been killed in Syria since March 2011, including 477 women, AGPS said.
The London-based monitoring group said that the victims were killed in bombings, clashes, and under torture in the prions of the Assad regime. A few days after the end of the military campaign on eastern Ghouta, the Assad regime and Russian forces launched a similar offensive to recapture the Yarmouk camp, which had been subjected to years of siege and heavy bombardment with the aim of emptying the area of its local population.
Rights groups pointed out that the Assad regime showed total disregard for international warnings by attacking the camp and forcing its people out of their homes.
The United Nations earlier said that the Assad regime blocked the delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians who were trapped inside the camp and called for protection of civilians.
The Syrian Coalition earlier said that the Assad regime inflicted all types of death on residents of the camp, stressing that the regime’s actions were intended to complete the series of forced displacement operations and the demographic change to pave the way for replacing the local population with its allied foreign militias.
The Coalition condemned the scorched earth policy being pursued by the Assad regime and its allied militias, stressing that the Assad regime’s crimes of brutal repression, arbitrary arrests, bombings, and displacement of civilians were aimed at undermining all chances of a political solution. It called on the international community to investigate the crimes being committed in Syria and refer them to the International Criminal Court. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)