Syrian Coalition Demands Emergency UN Security Council Meeting as Regime & Allies Intensify Attacks on Idlib

Press release
Syrian National Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
November 7, 2019

The escalating terrorist attacks by the Assad regime and its allies in the provinces of Idlib, Aleppo and Lattakia have entered a new phase of criminality and destruction, which requires an urgent, effective international intervention.

The Syrian National Coalition calls for an emergency meeting by the UN Security Council to address the latest developments and take the necessary steps to stop this criminal attack and the systematic shelling targeting residential neighborhoods in those areas and to ensure protection for civilians.

Over the past few days, violent bombardment and shelling targeted many towns and villages in the region, mainly targeting residential neighborhoods, civil defense centers, schools, and hospitals. The attacks killed and injured dozens of civilians as well as caused massive destruction.

The Coalition reaffirms that attacks by the Assad regime and its allies on civilian areas in and around Idlib constitute systematic war crimes aimed primarily at killing and displacing civilians. The international community, through its official institutions, has a duty to shoulder its responsibilities with regards to the ongoing escalation; put an end to the ongoing war crimes; and hold the perpetrators accountable.

The Coalition is communicating with the envoys and representatives of international parties. We have already made clear the need for effective, urgent pressure and for taking concrete action to stop this barbaric onslaught.

May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.

Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.
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