Friday, 01 March 2019 18:58

At least 112 civilians were killed in one month of crimes by the Assad regime and its allies

In view of the crimes that took place last month, the Syrian Coalition is making an urgent appeal to support the Syrian people and their rights.
At least 112 civilians were killed in one month of crimes by the Assad regime and its allies

Press release
Syrian Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
March 1, 2019

Since the first day of the Syrian revolution, civilians have been the primary target of the Assad regime and its allies seeking to prevent them from achieving their goals; to preserve the regime of tyranny, oppression and criminality; to preserve the privileges of a bunch of criminals and their collaborators; and to keep Syria an epicenter of tension and a hotbed of terrorism and chaos in the region.

The Assad regime rejected all proposals and did not respect any international agreement or resolution on the situation in Syria whatsoever, including the resolutions and agreements relating to the ceasefire and those relating to the political solution.

Throughout the years of the revolution, the vast majority of civilian casualties were a result of war crimes, massacres and projects at genocide and forced displacement. Very few were killed in armed confrontations of a military nature.

Various credible reports have already confirmed that civilians are the victims of the regime’s bombings and that houses are deliberately targeted. This fact is further proved by the ration of casualties among children and women resulting from the ongoing bombing campaign on Idlib province.

In February alone, 112 civilians, including 28 children and 26 women were killed and 223 others were wounded as a result of the regime and its allies’ targeting of many areas in Idlib and rural Hama. At least 1,000 artillery shells and rockets as well as 100 cluster bombs and 18 missiles pounded rural Idlib and rural Hama last month. In addition to the heavy civilian casualties, the shelling caused the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians and resulted in massive destruction in the towns of al-Tih, Jarjanaz, Khan Sheikhoun, and Ma'ret al-Nu'man.

The Syrian Coalition stresses the need to hold accountable those responsible for breaches of the demilitarized zone agreement. It also stresses the need to use the agreed upon monitoring and follow-up mechanisms to prevent exploiting the agreement and using it as a means of concealment and impunity.

The Coalition calls upon countries, organizations, institutions and activists from all over the world, especially those who supported the Syrian revolution at any time and in any way and those who endorsed the Syrian peoples’ aspirations and hopes to provide genuine support for the Syrian people at all levels. The Coalition also calls for commitment to supporting the Syrian people’s legitimate rights to freedom, justice, dignity and living in a democratic, pluralistic, civil state.

The Coalition stresses the need for a firm international position that puts an end to violations, crimes and daily bombardments and paves the way for a comprehensive, genuine political solution in line with UN Security Council resolution 2254 and the Geneva Communique of 2012, particularly with regard to the political transition and the Transitional Governing Body (TGB) with full powers.

May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live Syria and the Syrian people, free and with honor.

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