The Hama Media Office on Friday issued figures detailing the violations and attacks by the Assad regime and its allies on the towns and villages in Hama province during the month of July 2019.
According to the figures, 78 civilians, including many women and children, were killed and 69 others were injured in bombings and shelling by the Assad regime and its Russian ally.
The Office said that it recorded at least 40 arrests of civilians at the regime checkpoints and in raids by the regime’s security forces on houses of civilians in the areas under their control.
The Assad regime carried out no fewer than 869 airstrikes against towns and villages in Hama province in July, the Office said, adding that the Russian air force carried out 558 airstrikes. It also recorded 760 strikes by helicopters in the same month.
Moreover, the Office said that it recorded at least 628 attacks by heavy artillery and 455 others by rockets. It also recorded one attack involving the use of a guided missile, five surface-to-surface missiles, 162 attacks by tank shelling and 222 mortar shells that hit civilian homes, vital centers installations and infrastructure in northern and northwestern rural Hama.
The Office said that “since the beginning of the bombing campaign, the Assad regime and its Russian ally have attacked 13 medical centers in Hama and 20 others in Idlib. It urged the international community and the United Nations to shoulder their responsibilities with regards to stopping the bombing and the protection of medical workers.
Towns and villages in Hama provicne have been subjected to relentless aerial and ground bombardment by the Assad regime and Russian forces since late April. The Assad regime and Russia have been seeking to increase the pressure on civilians by targeting the vital civilian centers, including hospitals and schools.
The Syrian National Coalition said that the international community is partially responsible for the shelling against civilians. “The victims of these attacks are not only victims of the Assad regime and its allies, but also victims of the international community’s inaction and indifference,” the Coalition added. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)