President of the Syrian Coalition, Abdulrahman Mustafa, called for the launch of an international initiative to put an end to the Assad regime and its allies’ war crimes in the provinces of Idlib and Hama. The regime’s onslaught in the region has so far killed and injured hundreds of civilians as well as destroyed schools, hospitals and vital civilian facilities.
“The major players need to launch an international initiative to put an end to the ongoing disaster affecting the unarmed civilians in the province of Idlib,” President Mustafa said in comments he posted on Twitter.
President Mustafa also stressed the need to “dismantle the elements of the crisis and refute the pretexts being used by the aggressor parties through the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution 2254. Enforcing this resolution will certainly serve the interest of all Syrians.”
“Any problems related to the crimes of the Assad regime and its allies as well as the presence of extremist organizations in the region must be resolved in the context of international agreements and resolutions, President Mustafa said. He warned that any solution outside international resolutions will make the whole world pay a heavy price for the crimes Russia, the Assad regime, and Iranian militias are committing against civilians in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo.”
Moreover, President Mustafa stressed the need for the international community to shoulder its responsibilities with regards to stopping the targeting of residential neighborhoods, hospitals, clinics and unarmed civilians and the breaches of agreements by Russia, Iran and the Assad regime.
President Mustafa praised the legendary resilience of the Syria people who are being subjected to a fierce military campaign by the Assad regime, Russia and the Iranian militias, stressing the impossibility of resolving the crisis by military means.
The UN Security Council is set to hold a closed emergency session on Friday to discuss the situation in Idlib at the request of Belgium, Germany and Kuwait.
According to the World Health Organization and the United Nations, the humanitarian situation in the region is rapidly deteriorating as a result of the Assad regime and Russian attacks on medical centers, schools and civil centers. The bombing campaign has also forced more than 300,000 people to flee to relatively safer areas near the Turkish border. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)