The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that Syria will remain unsafe for the return of refugees as long as the Assad regime’s security apparatuses remain the same as they were prior to 2011.
In a report issued on Friday, the Network said that at least 172 civilians, including 16 children and 11 women, were killed in hostilities across Syria in November, adding that 30 detainees died under torture.
The monitoring group also said that it had recorded at least 13 attacks on vital civilian centers in the same period, seven of which were committed by the Assad regime forces, one by the PYD militia, and five by other parties. It noted that the attacks targeted four schools and one medical center.
The Network stressed that actions must be taken to force the Assad regime to stop its indiscriminate bombing operations, targeting residential areas, hospitals, schools, and public markets, and torture. It also called on the regime to disclose the fate of nearly 84,000 detainees and to comply with UN Security Council resolutions and customary international humanitarian law.
Moreover, the Network warned that the humanitarian situation is worsening in the IDP camps in northwestern Syria with the onset of winter. It also raised fear of flooding sweeping the IDP tents just like what happened in previous years.
The Network called on the relevant United Nations agencies to step up food and medical aid in the areas where the fighting has receded, and in the IDP camps.
The report called on the UN Security Council to take measures pursuant to the issuance of UN Resolution 2254 as it stressed the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold accountable all those involved in atrocities, including the Russian regime after it was found involved in war crimes in Syria. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)