On Wednesday, a child was killed, and several civilians were injured due to rocket shelling by Assad regime forces in the town of Sarmin, located to the east of Idlib.
The Syrian Civil Defense reported that the shelling deliberately targeted residential neighborhoods, a mosque, and a school in Sarmin, resulting in the death of a child and the injury of six other civilians, including three children and two women.
The Civil Defense further noted that the shelling also affected farmlands and a house on the outskirts of the town of Binnish, east of Idlib, without causing any civilian casualties.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) strongly condemned the ongoing military escalation by the Assad regime and its allies in civilian areas in both Idlib and the Aleppo countryside. In a previous statement, the SOC pointed out that such escalation poses a grave threat to the lives of millions of people in liberated areas, especially considering the over 500 attacks that have occurred in the current year alone. The SOC warned that this escalation could lead to a new wave of displacement, as dozens of families have already begun to seek safer locations due to the intensified bombing operations.
The SOC emphasized that the Assad regime’s oppressive actions, violence, and terrorism would not have persisted without the international community’s failure to halt these brutal massacres. Over the years, there has been a lack of seriousness in implementing international resolutions on Syria, particularly UN Resolutions 2254 and 2118. The international community is urged to take action to protect those still in Syria by facilitating a comprehensive political transition that guides the country toward a post-Assad stage, with the ultimate goal of establishing a free and democratic Syria for all its people.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)