The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) issued a report on the Assad regime and Russia’s crimes against humanitarian workers in Syria, noting that nearly a thousand workers have been killed across Syria since March 2011.
The report, which was issued on the third anniversary of the deadly attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo, indicated that no fewer than 979 humanitarian workers were killed in attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces across Syria in the period between March 2011 and December 20, 2019.
The monitoring group said that the Assad regime forces killed 882 workers, while the Russian forces killed 97 others.
The Network said that the Assad regime forces detained at least 3,847 humanitarian workers in the reporting period.
The Network also said it had recorded at least 1,447 attacks on vital humanitarian centers, noting that the Assad regime was responsible for 1,044 attacks, while the Russian forces were responsible for 403 others.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to reassess the degree of gravity of human rights violations and protect humanitarian workers in Syria.
It also called on the United Nations to follow up on the Assad regime and Russia’s bombing of the humanitarian convoy in rural Aleppo, stressing that the report by the UN fact-finding mission on the attack was not enough. It called for holding the Assad regime and Russia accountable. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)