Local documentation groups said that as many as 500 people, including many women and children have been killed in the onslaught the Assad regime and Russian forces launched in southern Syria since mid-June. Activists said that the Assad regime and Russian air forces are using internationally prohibited weapons in the ongoing bombing campaign in southern Syria, targeting mainly residential areas and healthcare facilities.
According to the Al-Shuhadaa Office monitoring group, at least 492 people have been killed in the ongoing assault the Assad regime forces and Iranian terrorist militias launched in southern Syria with Russian aerial support since June 19.
The monitoring group indicated that 341 civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, were killed in the towns and villages of Dara’a province.
Syria’s south has been subjected to brutal military campaign in which the Assad regime and its allies destroyed all civilian infrastructure, forcing the local population to agree to settlement deals under the force of arms.
The Syrian Coalition earlier said that these so-called reconciliation deals amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity as they were reached under the force of arms and threats with extermination and displacement. It held the international community full responsible in view of its total silence over these violations and its failure to enforce international resolutions.
The United Nations earlier said that the intensive bombing campaign in southern Syria led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people towards the border with Jordan in yet the largest wave of displacement since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011. The majority of the displaced were children, women and the elderly.
Humanitarian organizations said that the displaced people are facing a humanitarian disaster due to lack of access to medical care, food and drinking water. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)