The Emergency Response Coordinators Team in northwestern Syria called for the launch of a careful, transparent international investigation into the crimes being committed by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran in Idlib and Aleppo provinces.
The Team said that bombardment and shelling by the Assad regime and its allies have killed at least 182 civilians, including 58 children, in the region since January 16 when the truce collapsed.
The Assad regime and Russia’s onslaught on northwestern Syria has forced more than 400,000 people out of their homes in the same period, the Team said in a press release.
The Team pointed out that the Assad regime and Russian forces bombed more than 120 vital civilian centers since the beginning of 2020, noting that many of these are covered by the deconflicting mechanism the United Nations established to prevent attacks on vital civilian centers.
The Team stressed that it will continue to provide the necessary support for investigations into the Assad regime and Russia’s recent crimes.
Idlib province and parts of Aleppo have been subjected to fierce bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian forces. Hundreds of thousands of civilians fled towards the Syrian-Turkish borders to escape the regime forces’ advance with Russian aerial support. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)