Dara’a province bore the brunt of the Assad regime’s barrel bomb attacks in February, with regime forces hitting the rebel held areas in the province with over 500 barrel bombs, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).
In a report released on Tuesday, the SNHR said the attacks on Dara’a province left over 14 people killed, including five children and four women. A hospital and a mosque were also hit in the barrel bomb attacks.
A total of 12,958 barrel bombs were dropped on rebel-held areas across Syria throughout 2016, with the provinces of Rural Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Idlib, Dara’a, and Homs receiving the majority of these attacks.
The Assad regime forces continue to rain barrel bombs on the rebel-Held areas despite the truce which took effect on December 29, 2016.
The SNHR criticized the international community’s failure to force the Assad regime to stop the use of these indiscriminate deadly weapons. It called on the UN Security Council to enforce its Syria resolutions, especially UN Security Council resolution 2139 which prohibited the use of barrel bombs. The SNHR stressed that the continued violations by regime forces cast serious doubt about the credibility of the UN Security Council. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)