In response to the rebels’ progress on Idlib, Assad regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs loaded with chlorine gas on the nearby town of Binnish yesterday evening, violating UN Security Council resolution 2209 once again.
Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition Salem al-Meslet said the Assad regime has conducted seven attacks using chlorine gas in less than 20 days since the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2209 without any prosecution by UN Security Council or countries that sponsored and voted in favor of the resolution.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented six violations of UN resolution 2209 dated March 6, 2015 in many areas across Syria, causing 59 people to die from asphyxiation.
Meslet calls on rebel battalions to show caution and put the safety of civilians first, warning that the Assad regime will launch savage retaliatory attacks on civilians in response to the progress made by rebels in Idlib, especially in light of the international silence and the failure of the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities towards civilians in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition)