Monday, 11 June 2018 20:14

Assad Regime & Russia’s Deliberate Targeting of Vital Civilian Centers Gravely Threatens Idlib Residents

The Syrian Coalition once again warned the United Nations and the UN Security Council of the dangers of attacks by the regime and Russia on towns and villages in Idlib province that are covered by the ‘de-escalation zones’ agreement. It stressed that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent further escalation and ensure protection for civilians.

The Assad regime and Russian air forces on Sunday raided residential areas and vital civilian centers in Idlib province, killing and injuring dozens of people. The bombings came just two days following the horrible massacre the Russian air force committed in the town of Zardana claiming the lives of over 40 people.

Local activists said that at least 15 civilians were killed, including six children, and dozens more wounded in airstrikes by the Russian and Assad regime air forces on a children's hospital in the town of Taftanaz and residential areas in the towns of Binnish and Ariha on Sunday.

The airstrikes knocked out the children’s hospital in Taftanaz, with witnesses confirming that the facility was deliberately and directly targeted.

The Coalition renewed calls on the world’s major powers and friendly countries to assume their responsibilities to stop the crimes being committed in Syria.

“Urgent action needs to be taken to enforce the UN Security Council resolutions demanding an end to the killings, the release of detainees, and the achievement of a political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and the relevant Security Council resolutions,” the Coalition said.

The Coalition pointed out that Idlib province has become densely populated especially after the arrival of people who were forcibly displaced from other parts of Syria. It warned that the repeated bombardment of Idlib threatens an unprecedented humanitarian disaster. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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