Dozens of people on Monday gathered in the city of Idlib to protest against the Assad regime and Russian forces which took control of the town of Khan Sheikhoun following brutal bombardment and shelling which reduced much of the town into rubble. The demonstrators demanded that these forces withdraw immediately and recommit to the Idlib Agreement.
More than 150 people held signs calling for the downfall of the regime and holding the perpetrators of war crimes in Syria accountable. They stressed that the Assad regime is responsible for widespread crimes in Syria as some of the signs read ‘there is no alternative to toppling the regime and ‘the criminal issues amnesty for the innocent people in Syria.’
The demonstrators stressed that they are the real owners of the land as they reasserted the right of the residents of the town to return to their homes. They condemned the Assad regime’s destruction of the infrastructure and the looting of civilian homes after the displacement of its owners.
Khan Sheikhoun was subjected to ruthless artillery and rocket shelling as well as with internationally prohibited weapons. The Assad regime and Russian forces committed several massacres in the town, the most infamous of which was the sarin attack of April 4, 2017 which claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, mostly children and women. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)