The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported that between October 5 and November 11, Assad’s forces and Russia targeted 73 crucial civilian centers in northwest Syria. The Tuesday-issued report indicated that Assad’s forces were responsible for 69 attacks, with the remaining four attributed to the Russian air force. The assaults were concentrated in the Idlib countryside, western Aleppo countryside, and the Al-Ghab Plain northwest of Hama.
Educational facilities bore the brunt of 24 attacks, followed by medical facilities with 11 attacks, and places of worship with 12 attacks, as per the report. The regime forces’ bombardment during this period resulted in two deadly attacks against civilians, while the Russian air force carried out one deadly attack.
In the documented incidents, 68 civilians lost their lives, including 24 children, 14 women, and four medical and humanitarian workers. The Assad regime forces were accountable for 59 civilian deaths, while Russian airstrikes caused nine casualties.
The SNHR highlighted that many of these attacks were intentional, targeting densely populated areas away from frontlines and civilian objects known for their activity. This strategy aims to inflict maximum damage on service infrastructure utilized by local residents, resulting in the deaths of numerous civilians and the displacement of tens of thousands of families.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) underscored earlier that the regime’s targeting of vital centers is a deliberate tactic to intensify pressure on the population and compel surrender, categorizing it as part of the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Assad regime in Syria. The SOC emphasized the responsibility of the international community to hold Bashar al-Assad’s regime accountable for these crimes against civilians.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)