Activists in the district of Alwaer in Homs said that at least 6 civilians were killed and dozens more injured in shelling by regime forces on the neighborhood on Sunday. Regime forces shelled the besieged district with explosive cylinders, rockets, and heavy artillery, targeting mainly residential areas.
The Homs Media Center said the Assad regime is escalating attacks on Alwaer after a two-month period hiatus following a truce reached between residents of the district and regime forces.
The Syrian Coalition said that the Assad regime’s latest escalation in Alwaer is part of a systematic plan to force residents of Alwaer to leave their homes and bring about a demographic change in the area.
Activists in Alwaer said that the regime’s shelling caused several buildings to collapse, adding that regime forces encircling the district prevented the evacuation of the wounded for treatment despite pleas by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
The activists urged residents of the district not to send their children to schools on Monday for fear of their safety and to stay away from the areas exposed to the regime’s snipers.
The Syrian Coalition earlier stressed that the barbaric crimes, death and destruction the Assad regime and its allies have been wreaking in Syria will not succeed in breaking the will of the Syrian people. It warned of dire consequences as a result of the international community’s continued silence over these crimes.
The Coalition has repeatedly called on the European Union, the United States and friends of the Syrian people to take immediate action in order to stop crimes carried out by the Assad regime and Russia against civilians in Syria. The Coalition warned that mass killings, destruction and displacement by the Assad regime and its allies undermine all chances of reaching a political settlement needed to end the suffering of the Syrian people.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)