The Syrian Civil Defense has declared the attacks carried out by the Assad regime in northwestern Syria last October, involving internationally banned weapons, as war crimes. These assaults not only posed a direct threat to the lives of civilians but also flagrantly violated all relevant international laws.
In a recently released report on Friday, the Civil Defense disclosed that the Assad regime deployed internationally prohibited weapons on ten occasions in October, spanning seven different regions. Among these incidents, Darat Ezza experienced three attacks, Al-Abzimo two, and single occurrences in Atareb, Kafr Nouran, Termanin, Al-Tawama, and Jisr Al-Shughur.
The report highlighted that nine of these attacks involved rockets equipped with incendiary ammunition, resulting in the death of a young girl and injuries to four individuals, including three children. Notably, in the assault on Termanin in the Idlib countryside, regime forces utilized four missiles loaded with cluster munitions, causing the loss of two civilian lives and leaving eight others wounded, including two children and a woman. The report further emphasized that the explosion of remnants from these munitions resulted in additional injuries to three civilians, including a child and a woman.
Condemning these actions, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) has called upon the international community to halt the aggression of the Assad regime and Russia against the liberated areas. The SOC urged the enforcement of compliance with UN resolutions, along with holding accountable those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)