At least 9,500 civilians have fled their homes over the past two days as the Assad regime and Russian forces stepped up the bombing campaign in the demilitarized zone in rural Idlib and Hama, said the Emergency Response Coordinators Team.
In a statement on Wednesday, the aid group said that the Assad regime and Russian forces targeted more than 73 towns and villages in the countryside of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo. The most violent bombings hit al-Ghab Plain, mainly targeting medical and educational facilities, IDP camps, and infrastructure.
The violent bombings killed and injured dozens in the past 48 hours, the group added.
Last week, around 90 percent of the residents of the town of Kafranbouda in northwestern rural Hama fled their homes as a result of the relentless bombings by the Assad regime and Russian forces, according to the local council. The bombings also forced around 40,000 people out of their homes in the nearby town of Qalat al-Madiq in the past 77 days.
The statement called on the humanitarian and relief organizations in the region to provide urgent relief aid for the civilians fleeing the bombings.
The Syrian Coalition said that the bombing campaign which the Assad regime forces have stepped up since Tuesday backed by the Russian air force and Iranian militias violated the Idlib agreement and the Geneva Convention. It slammed the total inaction by the international community and its failure to assume its responsibilities to maintain of the safety and security of civilians.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition urged the international community to intervene urgently to prevent this situation from escalating further and to exert pressure to put an end to this criminal campaign targeting civilians and seeking to empty the area of its people.
The Assad regime and Russian forces have resumed the violent ground and aerial bombardment of the rebel-held areas in the provinces of Idlib and Hama although the area is covered by the Russian-Turkish agreement calling for a halt to bombardment in the area. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)