A total of 40 attacks targeted vital civilian facilities across Syria in May, a monitoring group said, with the Assad regime responsible for the majority of the attacks.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it has recorded 14 attacks by regime forces, 2 by the Russian forces, 5 by the ISIS extremist group, 1 by the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), 11 by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces, and 7 by other groups.
According to its monthly report documenting attacks on vital civilian centers the mounting group released on Monday, the attacks targeted 13 infrastructure facilities, 12 religious centers, 6 educational centers, 4 population centers, 3 medical facilities, and 2 IDPs camps.
The month of May saw a noticeable decrease in the number of attacks on vital civilian centers by the Assad regime and Russian forces, SNHR said.
Despite the decrease in attacks compared to previous months, violations continue to take place, especially by regime forces. The rights group indicated that the Assad regime is the party most angered by the ceasefire agreement especially as it restricted the regime’s extrajudicial killings.
According to the report, investigations conducted by the Network showed that there was not any military presence in the centers targeted by the attacks neither before nor during the attacks. The report stressed that the Assad regime and other perpetrators of violations must answer for these attacks in front of the United Nations and the UN Security Council.
The report called on the UN Security Council to compel the Assad regime to implement UNSC resolution 2139 and to condemn the targeting of vital civilian centers. It also stressed the urgent need to impose a complete arms embargo on the Assad regime because of its flagrant violations of international law and the UN Security Council resolutions. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)