The Syrian Coalition condemned the attacks being carried out by Hay'at Tahrir Alsham (HTS) against civilians as well as its harassment and prosecution of civilians in Idlib. The Coalition also condemned HTS killing of unarmed persons.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Coalition reiterated its condemnation of attacks on any of the rebel groups by extremist groups. The Coalition stressed that any group involved in infighting and that directs its weapons against unarmed civilians in denunciation of the principles and aspirations of the Syrian people cannot be a part of the Syrian revolution but stands on the side of the Assad regime and its backers.
The Coalition underscored the need for all the Free Syrian Army groups to unify against extremist forces and reject any orientations or ideas that contradict the principles of the Syrian revolution and the rights of the Syrian people to freedom, justice, and dignity.
All efforts need also to be unified to confront the crimes of the Assad regime, the foreign occupation forces, and the terrorist militias supporting them, the Coalition added. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
In the past few hours, Russian warplanes have committed a series of horrific massacres in Deir Ezzor and Raqqa provinces. A Russian air strike has killed at least 15 civilians in the town of Ayyash, west of Deir Ezzor, including 10 people from one family.
The Russian air force also committed more massacres in the district of Seif Aldawla in Raqqa city as well as in the villages of Ma'aden and Zour Shummar in rural Raqqa claiming the lives of dozens of civilians and wounding many more.
The Syrian Coalition condemned these crimes which are “directly targeting civilians in blatant violation of international law." "Russia is using the ISIS extremist group as an excuse to justify its crimes against humanity and against Syrian civilians,” the Coalition said.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Coalition stressed that these repeated, deliberate crimes by the Russian occupiers are “part of a plan that seeks to exploit the inaction of the international community which seems to have chosen to stand idly by while the occupiers carry out their crimes against the Syrian people.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)