The Syrian Coalition warned that the any further military escalation by the Assad regime would inevitably result in the collapse of the political process. It pointed out that international warnings of the repeated use of chemical weapons had exposed the international community’s inaction and failure amounting to complicity in the crimes being committed against the Syrian people.
The Coalition quoted activists in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta as saying that massacres are being committed against civilians forcing thousands to flee towards relatively safer areas. Local activists said that highly destructive munitions are being used in the bombings which are flatting whole buildings. The relentless bombings have also caused further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Coalition called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop this terrorist campaign and rein in the Assad regime and its backers.
“The US administration has recently warned of the use of chemical weapons, apparently unware of the fact that the Assad regime has been using these weapons on an almost daily basis in blatant violation of all international resolutions and the so-called red lines,” the Coalition said.
“Such attacks have also exposed the international community’s inaction and failure amounting to complicity in the crimes being committed against the Syrian people.”
The Coalition went on: “The ongoing onslaught on eastern Ghouta represents a serious escalation of violence as the Assad regime clearly seeks to undermine all chances of political solution at all levels through the relentless bombardment and the trampling of all so-called red lines.”
The Coalition underscored that “these grave developments must not go unnoticed by sponsors of the political solution. Massacres and terrorist attacks on civilians cannot continue side by side with any kind of talks about political solution which itself faces many challenges and obstacles as well as complete absence of seriousness and commitment on the part of the Assad regime.”
The Coalition stressed that “the utter silence by the international community and sponsors of the political solution over these barbaric attacks and the massacres resulted from them is tantamount to giving a green light to the perpetrators to carry on with their crimes. This silence also represents, in the eyes of the Syrian people, complicity in the aggression against them.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)