Activists in rural Aleppo and Idlib organized anti-regime demonstrations to express their determination to carry on with the revolution’s demands for freedom and dignity as well as for the overthrow of the Assad regime with all its symbols and pillars.
Demonstrators, who gathered after Friday prayers, held signs that read “we will not give up until the overthrow of the regime and its clique,” and “long live Syria and down with Assad.” The biggest demonstrations took place in the towns of Qubtan al-Jabal in western rural Aleppo and Saraqib in rural Idlib.
Demonstrators expressed their solidarity with the plight of the people of eastern Ghouta who were the victims of the largest mass forced displacement and demographic change operation by the Assad regime and its Russian ally.
Demonstrators stressed that these crimes must not go unpunished as they condemned the failure of the international community to protect civilians and enforce UN Security Council resolutions on Syria.
Despite Russia’s attempts to shore up the Assad regime and prevent its collapse, the Syrian Coalition reaffirmed commitment to the departure of Assad since the beginning of the transitional period and the formation of a transitional governing body with full executive powers in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday reiterated calls for the referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court as the Assad regime, Iran and Russia continue to committee the most heinous war crimes against Syrian civilians.
The United Nations last week said that the bombings of eastern Ghouta has claimed the lives of more than 1,700 civilians since the issuance of UN Security Council resolution 2401 on February 24. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)