The Assad regime forces summarily executed two civilians while five others were killed in explosions of landmines in eastern rural Dara’a. Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri appealed to leaders of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan to intervene to establish a cease-fire in Dara’a.
“I appeal to the leaders of the Arab and Muslim world, especially King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah II, to intervene to save the lives of the people of Dara’a through an international effort leading to a ceasefire that preserve the rights of the people, stops the bloodshed, and protects their honor,” said Hariri in comments he posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a child died due to lack of treatment and the delayed response after he was stung by a scorpion near Dara’a.
The United Nations said that an estimated 330,000 people have so far been forced to flee their homes in Dara’a province as the Assad regime and its allies have further intensified aerial bombardment and ground attacks in multiple areas in the province.
The displaced people are suffering extremely dire humanitarian conditions and lack of shelter. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday urged Jordan to open its borders to the displaced people who sought refuge near its border.
Spokesman for Syrian Negotiations Commission, Yahya Aridi called upon the international community to take all possible measures to stop these brutal attacks, noting that Russia and Iran are blatantly violating the recently signed agreements in southern Syria.
The Assad regime forces, backed by Iranian militias and Russia air force, launched a large-scale offensive in eastern Dara’a province and western rural Suwaida in June 20. Dozens of civilians, including women and children, have so far been killed in the relentless aerial bombardment as well as artillery and rocket shelling on rebel-held areas in the area. The bombings have also caused massive destruction to civilian homes and infrastructure as well as the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)