The Syrian Civil Defense has disclosed that attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces in northwestern Syria have resulted in the deaths of 51 individuals, including eight children and five women since the start of 2023. Additionally, 208 people have been wounded, with 70 of them being children and 29 women.
Since the start of this year up until August 20, Sunday, the Civil Defense has documented over 454 assaults launched by regime forces and Russia, alongside attacks originating from areas under the joint control of regime forces and the PYD militia. Drone strikes and explosions have also been used. These attacks have unfolded in northwestern Syria, encompassing 240 instances of artillery and missile assaults, and four airstrikes carried out by Russian forces.
The organization’s report underscores that the ongoing barrage of attacks by the regime and Russia follows a pattern aimed at decimating civilian life in northern Syria, robbing inhabitants of stability, and inducing a climate of terror and dread.
Emphasizing the continuation of a strategy that targets civilians, the organization highlights the evident breach of international humanitarian law. Despite these clear violations, the international community has yet to take meaningful steps to hold those accountable for these grievous offenses.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)