Friday, 06 May 2016 18:57

Ahmed Ramadan: Massacre in Kammouna Could Have Been Prevented Had Obama Approved a Safe Zone

Member of the Syrian Coalition Ahmed Ramadan said that the massacre perpetrated by the Assad regime against civilians in the IDP Kammouna camp in rural Idlib could have been prevented had US President Barack Obama approved the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria.

The airstrikes on Thursday afternoon on the camp killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens.

Activists published images showing the aftermath of the airstrikes with tents smouldering, fires spreading in the camp, and charred body parts strewn around the area.

Ramadan said that the women and children killed by the butcher Bashar al-Assad in the Kammouna IDP camp in rural Idlib were supposed to have found refuge in a safe zone which President Barack Obama refused to endorse.

The Syrian Coalition condemned the appalling massacre by regime forces against civilians at the Kammouna IDP camp in rural Idlib. It also condemned the international community’s silence, “which represents direct complicity in Assad’s war against civilians in Syria as it has been interpreted by the regime as a green light to kill more and more Syrians.”

The Syrian Coalition emphasized that “the bombing of the Kammouna camp, which took place shortly after the UN Security Council had condemned the Assad regime’s ongoing massacres in Aleppo, represents a blatant violation of all international conventions and UN resolutions.”

“Such a cowardly act clearly demonstrates that there cannot be any talk about a political process whilst the Assad regime and its allies carry on with their crimes against the Syrian people. It also provides further proof that the Assad regime is not a serious partner in the political process, but rather a criminal clique pursuing a policy of state terrorism.”

The Syrian Coalition offered the most sincere condolences to the families of the victims. It highly praised “the Syrian people’s steadfastness in such extremely difficult times.”

The Syrian Coalition deplored the fact that “no international organization has so far proved true to its principles and assumed their responsibilities to protect the Syrian people from the most egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity in our modern times.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)

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