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Thursday, 02 January 2020 18:01

Children Killed in Cluster Bombs Attacks as Int’l Inaction Continues

Press release
Syrian National Coalition - Syria
Department of Media and Communications
January 02, 2020

As people around the world celebrated the New Year and the first days of the new year, the Assad regime forces committed a massacre against pupils of a primary school and a kindergarten in the town of Sarmin in rural Idlib as part of the terrorist campaign against the Syrian people.

The bombing, which took place as schoolchildren were leaving school, resulted in the death of five schoolchildren and four other civilians, as well as injured many others, including children and teachers in a nearby kindergarten.

Airstrikes by the Assad regime and its allies are continuing unabated. The White Helmets rescue group said that 12 locations were hit with at least 21 airstrikes and 65 rockets, five of which were loaded with cluster munitions in the past few hours.

The deadly attack on Sarmin is a brutal crime that took place in front of everyone as part of series of crimes committed right under the nose of the international community in violation of international resolutions and international law. Leaders of the free world did not bother to condemn this heinous crime nor did they assume their responsibilities and duties towards civilians.

The international community and international actors are well aware of what is going on on the ground. It is imperative, therefore, that they give up their passive role that the regime uses as a green light to commit more crimes; put an immediate end to this barbaric campaign, and fulfill their duties to impose an urgent solution in line with international resolutions.

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