Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:49

Yahya: The Syrian People Lost Confidence in Int’l Community as More Get Killed Every Day

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Oqab Yahya said indiscriminate attacks against civilians serve the interests of the Assad regime, the foreign militias fighting along its side, ISIS, Al-Qaida and the PYD.

At least 500 civilians were killed in aerial attacks by the Assad regime and Russia forces on Aleppo between 11-19 July. The airstrikes were directed mainly on the rebel-held parts of the city and its countryside.

More airstrikes also continue to target the towns of Anadan, Huraytan, Kafar Hamra, Hayyan, Maaret Alartiq, Alqastello road, Ayn Altal, Aljandoul area in northern rural Aleppo as well as the towns of Kafar Naha, Hur, and Orm Alqubra in western rural Aleppo.

Meanwhile, activists said that aircrafts of the international anti-ISIS coalition committed two horrific massacres in the town of Manbij and the nearby village of Altoukhar northeast of Aleppo over the past two days. Activists confirmed that at least 95 civilians were killed in the airstrikes, while a number of civilians are still trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings. Local sources in the area reported that the international anti-ISIS coalition jets are carrying out similar attacks on villages south of Manbij.

Yahya said that the Syrian Coalition condemns these crimes against the Syrian people, calling on the United States, as the leader of the aerial campaign on ISIS, to conduct an investigation into the attacks on Manbij and its surroundings and to put pressure on Russia to stop the massacres its forces are committing in Syria.

The dubious silence over these massacres obliterated the last ounces of confidence the Syrian people had in the international community, especially the United States, as nothing concrete has been done to stop these crimes over the past five years. (Source: Syrian Coalition)

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