Dozens of people demonstrated in the towns of Maarat al-Nu’man and Sarqib in Idlib province to show solidarity with residents of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta who suffer dire conditions due to the military escalation by the Assad regime and Russian forces.
Protesters marched in the streets of the two towns, raising flag of the Syrian revolution and chanting slogans in support of eastern Ghouta. They called on the Free Syrian Army groups unite as they demanded the departure of Bashar al-Assad.
Demonstrators held signs that read ‘we will remain true to the blood of the fallen heroes,’ ‘eastern Ghouta does not need food, it needs men,’ and ‘people of eastern Ghouta are not being killed by chemical weapons, but because of the fragmented rebel groups.”
Eastern Ghouta has been subjected to ferocious bombing campaign claiming the lives of over 100 civilians in the past few hours.
Local activists said that the Assad regime and its allies extensively used internationally banned weapons in the bombardment of eastern Ghouta last night. They also published photos of dozens of bloodied children as they received treatment.
The Syrian Coalition said that the military escalation in many areas across Syria, especially in eastern Ghouta is clearly aimed at undermining all chances of reaching a political solution. It stressed that Russia is seeking to bury the UN-led political process altogether. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)