The Syrian Civil Defense has reported that a Russian airstrike on the Ahl Saraqib camp for displaced people, situated on the outskirts of Al-Hamamah village in the western countryside of Idlib, resulted in the tragic loss of five civilians, including children, and left approximately six others injured. The incident occurred on Tuesday.
Local activists have noted that the military escalation by the Assad regime and its allies has a direct impact on civilians, reminiscent of the daily airstrikes that Gaza City endures at the hands of the Israeli occupation.
Furthermore, on Tuesday, violent rocket shelling by the Assad regime forces targeted the village of Al-Tawama in the western countryside of Aleppo, prompting an exodus of civilians from the area. The Syrian Civil Defense managed to reach the affected zones and provided assistance to numerous families, aiding them in relocating to safer areas.
The Civil Defense has reported that the shelling resulted in significant damage and destruction, including Al-Tawama Al-Sharqiya School, which was struck by a rocket landing in the schoolyard, and Mustafa Omar Mustafa School, with rockets damaging the school building.
The Syrian Civil Defense has highlighted that the ongoing damage resulting from the attacks by the regime and Russia on schools, health centers, and critical facilities exacerbates the longstanding suffering of civilians and perpetuates the state of instability in the region.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) has previously emphasized that the Assad regime has taken advantage of the lack of international will to activate legal accountability mechanisms. Russia’s consistent use of its veto in the UN Security Council has enabled the regime to continue committing massacres against civilians.
The SOC has underlined the ongoing criminal trajectory of the Assad regime, indicating its reluctance to engage in any political process that aligns with the aspirations of the Syrian people. Instead, the regime relies on hostilities, military strategies, and the perpetuation of violence, leading to death, oppression, and displacement as a means to establish its illegitimate authority in Syria. This serves as punishment for civilians who demand freedom, justice, and dignified living.
The SOC has called on the UN Security Council to condemn the war crimes committed by the Assad regime against civilians and establish mechanisms to resolve the political deadlock. These mechanisms should adhere to the political process initiated by the United Nations, actively working toward a political transition and the implementation of UN resolutions on Syria, particularly Resolutions 2254 (2015) and 2118 (2013). These efforts aim to meet the demands and aspirations of the Syrian people, striving to build a state characterized by justice, freedom, and democracy.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)