Syrian National Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
January 22, 2020
The free world undoubtedly has the ability to rein in the criminal, but it does not have the will to do so.
At least 28 civilians, many of them children and women, may not mean more than a figure reported on TV screens to those who got used to seeing bodies torn apart on a daily basis, but they mean a lot to those who lost a mother, a child, a father or a brother. It means an everlasting, tragic plight.
For the Russian occupiers, every announcement of a truce agreement is no more than a new opportunity to commit more massacres and transfer their killing machines from one battlefront to another.
The most heinous crimes are taking place against the Syrian people on a daily basis without any international actor moving a finger. The mere sponsoring of agreements is not a sign of concern for reaching a solution or stopping the killings inasmuch as these truces have become a means to cover up the ongoing atrocities.
The latest crimes of the Russian and Iranian occupation claimed the lives of 28 civilians on Tuesday, including children and women, as well as left dozens wounded as a result of aerial bombardment that targeted towns and villages in Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
These crimes will be added to the track record of Russia and its partners, namely Iran and the Assad regime. The free world must stop acting as a powerless witness to these crimes. The Syrian people do not expect more silence from the international community as this silence only causes them more agony. They rather expect an ethical attitude and decisive action to put an end to the congoing carnage, now in its ninth year.
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