Russian Occupation Forces Target Civilians & Commit Wholesale Massacres in Syria
July 20, 2017
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 condemns these crimes 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.
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.