Assad Regime & Allies Committing Various Crimes Using Prohibited Weapons
Syrian Coalition - Syria
Department of Media and Communications
May 27, 2019
The latest developments and events on the ground and the daily confrontations on different fronts bear one title: the ongoing criminality of the regime and its allies. The ongoing bombing campaign against Khan Sheikoun and southern rural Idlib and northern rural Hama are the most recent crimes committed under this title. The town and its surroundings are being subjected to a campaign of scorching, destruction, and annihilation.
Russian missiles, the regime’s barrel bombs, the white phosphorous bombs and heavy artillery shelling of cities and towns as well as everything that is forbidden under international law is being committed and used against civilians in those areas.
Last night, fires caused by the use of the internationally prohibited white phosphorus destroyed more than 2,000 acres of farmlands and agricultural land in the southern Idlib countryside.
The ongoing bombing campaign is a blatant violation of international resolutions and agreements on the region. These developments must be immediately referred to the UN Security Council as each party is obliged to assume their responsibilities.
It is imperative that the United Nations take practical steps to ultimately stop the killing, destruction and displacement. Resolutions and laws cannot be enforced on their own. The international organization and its active members need to assume their duty to protect civilians and enforce the UN Security Council resolutions.