The Assad regime and its allied Iranian and Hezbollah militia have largely failed to achieve military victory after a month of the start of the Russian aggression on Syria. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, its air force has flown 2,161 sorties against rebel-held areas. However, regime forces suffered setbacks and heavy losses in personnel and equipment, and failed to recapture southern rural Aleppo, rural Idlib, Al-Akrad Mount in rural Latakia, northern rural Hama and Homs.
The Russian invaders have committed war crimes since they launched the aggression on Syria a month ago, bombing residential areas, hospitals, schools and bakeries. Nearly 1,716 civilians, including women and children, were killed, while 12 hospitals in three provinces as well as bakeries in Ter Maaleh and Saraqib were hit by the Russian airstrikes.
The overwhelming majority of the Russian air strikes targeted purely civilian areas, including, including the headquarters of Aleppo Provisional Council, a refuge for civilians in the town of Al-Ghanto in rural Homs, a refugee camp in Sinjar in rural Idlib, the headquarters of Al-Ihasn Charity Foundation in rural Idlib, headquarters of the civil defense in the town of Al-Atareb in rural Aleppo, and Al-Nour mosque in Ter Maaleh in rural Homs.
Meanwhile, only 50 of the total Russian air strikes have targeted ISIS, and targeted ISIS positions in the towns of Tadmur and Al-Qaryetin in eastern rural Homs, the suburbs of Al-Raqqa, and the town of Deir Hafir in rural Aleppo.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Syrian Coalition stresses that “Russia’s clear war strategy on Syria has been to primarily target, kill, and displace civilians since day one.”
“The Russian bombardment amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The international community and the UN Security Council must strongly condemns these attacks. Urgent action must also be taken to stop further Russian aggression and to hold the perpetrators accountable.”
The Syrian Coalition also states that “the military strategy of Russian invaders is further complicating the military scene in Syria and opens the door wide for expanding and spreading terrorism, thus undermining any future political solution.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)