Activists in Homs province said that nearly 46 civilians have been killed over the past ten days as a result of the escalating attacks by regime forces and their allied foreign militias on rebel-held areas. The Assad regime has lately stepped up attacks on northern rural Homs and on the besieged district of Alwaer, using internationally prohibited weapons against civilians.
Alwaer district has been subjected to constant artillery, rocket and mortar bombardment by regime forces, with dozens of Russian airstrikes hitting the towns Rastan, Talbeesah, and Alsien in northern rural Homs. Activists said that napalm and phosphorus have been increasingly used in the airstrikes.
Over 100,000 civilians trapped in the district of Alwaer, under siege by regime forces for over three years, have been suffering as a result of the lack of basic needs. Regime forces have lately prevented the delivery of food and medical aid to the district despite the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2254 which demands lifting the sieges; allowing humanitarian access to all civilians in need; stopping the bombardment of civilian areas and releasing detainees.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan on Tuesday said that the truce proposed by the United Nations should cover all Syria, not only Aleppo, noting that a large number of areas in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.
Farhan stressed the need to stop the killing machine of the Assad regime and its allies against the Syrian people. He also called for enforcing UN resolutions on Syria, most importantly UNSCR 2254 which calls for improving the humanitarian situation in Syria leading to the establishment of a transitional governing body with full executive powers, including presidential powers. (Source: Syrian Coalition)