The Syrian Institute for Justice and Accountability said it had documented 49 civilians killed by regime bombardment on Aleppo and its countryside during the month of March in violation of the “cessation of hostilities” agreement.
The Institute said that the victims included 11 women, 15 children and 2 relief and services workers.
Regime forces struck Aleppo province with no fewer than 166 barrel bombs, 153 air-to-surface missiles, and 5 short-range surface-to-surface missile, the Institute said. It added that it had documented three attacks by regime forces in which cluster bombs were used.
Regime forces on Thursday committed a horrible massacre in the town of Deir al-Assafir in Rural Damascus, where Assad’s warplanes struck a school and the only operating hospital in the town with over 10 air strikes. At least 30 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in the attacks, including members of the medical staff, women and children.
The Coalition said that yesterday’s massacre is added to a litany of crimes perpetrated by the Assad regime against the Syrian people. The Assad regime, the Coalition added, continues to seek the collapse of the truce by continuing to violate it in an attempt to evade engaging directly and seriously in the political process.
The Coalition called upon the international community to take real and urgent action against this massacre and to send direct and strict messages to the Assad regime that it will not tolerate such crimes. The Coalition added that the regime’s repeated breaches of the truce are also designed to empty the truce agreement from any meaning or value.
Observing the truce is not limited to a single party, the Coalition warned, adding that the regime’s continued crimes against Syrian civilians will undermine the entire political process. It said that the international community needs to realize the risks behind any possible failure of the political process in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition)