The Syrian Commission of Legal Experts described the international community as “a silent spectator of the scenes of the extermination of the Syrian civilians.” It slammed the international silence about the ongoing shelling of civilians and vital civilian centers in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria, describing the human rights conventions as a dead letter.”
In a letter addressed to the international community, the Commission said: “To the peoples of the silent world, watching with utter silence the killing of Syrian children and women, the Syrian people have started their revolution, the revolution for freedom and dignity, against the Assad regime’s tyranny, oppression, and killings of innocent people. The Syrian people have not risen up for the sake of posing a threat to Syria’s neighbors or for carrying out terrorist acts as Bashar al-Assad is doing.”
“For more than eight years, we have been addressing you, we have seen nothing but silence and implicit blessings to the killings and the destruction of our homeland at the hands of the Russian and Iranian killing machines.”
The Commission added: “The Russian and Assad regime air forces and its militias have committed hundreds of thousands of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Syrian people right under the watchful eyes of the whole world.”
“As the Syrian people see the total inaction of your laws, agreements, bodies and organizations, they will continue with the revolution until the overthrow of the Assad gang and its allies, the invaders and murderers.”
The Syrian Coalition on Thursday said that the international community is to blame for the continuing crimes against the Syrian people. “The victims of these attacks are not only victims of the Assad regime and its allies, but also victims of the international community’s inaction and indifference.
The Assad regime and Russian forces have unleashed a ferocious bombing campaign on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern since April 26, relentlessly bombing towns and villages in Idlib province and the adjacent parts of Hama, Aleppo, and Lattakia. The bombings have so far killed hundreds of civilians, destroyed the infrastructure, and forced more than half a million people out of their homes. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)