Nearly 200 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands more have been displaced from the provinces of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo as a result of the ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian military forces over the past two months.
In a report on Monday, the Emergency Response Coordinators Team said that no fewer than 2,274 households were displaced and 199 civilians, including children, were killed in the period between February 1 and March 31.
The report indicated that 141,406 people were displaced in the liberated areas in the provinces of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo as a result of the ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian forces.
According to the report, the victims included 76 children, including 163 in Idlib, 31 in Hama, three in Aleppo, and two in the province of Latakia.
The aid group called on international bodies to exercise pressure on the Assad regime and Russia to stop their deadly attacks in these provinces. It warned of the Russian propaganda campaign about the use of chemical weapons.
The Syrian Coalition earlier warned that any military action by the Assad regime and Russia would be aimed at impeding the political solution. It said that the Assad regime and its allies are avidly seeking to undermine any action that would help restore security and stability to the region.
The Coalition condemned the Assad regime’s continued breaches of the Idlib agreement, calling on the international community to preserve the agreement and consolidate the ceasefire currently in place.
Amnesty International on Thursday issued a detailed report confirming previous reports about attacks by the Assad regime forces with Russian backing targeting residential areas and vital facilities in Idlib province.
Amnesty warned that “the ongoing attacks in Idlib fit the same pattern we’ve seen before, in Aleppo, Dara’a, Damascus Countryside, whereby Syrian government forces hit hospitals, medical facilities, emergency responders, bakeries, schools, leaving people no choice but to flee.”
Many towns and villages in Hama countryside have been subjected to intensified bombing campaign by the Assad regime forces resulting in heavy civilian casualties although the area is covered by the Russian-Turkish Idlib Agreement calling for a halt to bombardment in the province. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)