Dozens of people and members of the local council in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Thursday held a sit-in protest to commemorate the second anniversary of the deadly chemical attack which was carried out by the Assad regime killing about 100 people and injuring dozens more.
Participants in the sit-in held placards that read ‘two years have passed since Assad gassed people in the town and he is still at large,’ and ‘lives of innocent people are taken so unjustly,’ and ‘where is justice in the time of the thugs,’ and ‘they have forbidden the use of chemical weapons but allowed others means of killing,’ and ‘Bashar al-Assad is killing the Syrian people with an international license.’
Speaking to the Smart news agency, head of the local council Ahmed Sarmini called on the international community to hold Bashar al-Assad accountable for the use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun. He pointed out that those responsible for the massacre continue to bomb the areas beyond their control, killing and injuring dozens of people on a daily basis.
Director of the civil defense in Khan Sheikun said that regime forces bombed Khan Sheikhoun with sarin gas on April 4, 2017, killing 92 people and injuring 500 others.
The Syrian Coalition called for activating Article 21 of UN Resolution 2118 to impose measures against the Assad regime under Chapter VII of the UN Charter and to refer the issue to the International Criminal Court. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)