Activists said that ten civilians were killed and many more wounded in a barrel bomb attack on the district of Douma in rural Damascus, while eight more were killed in a similar attack on the town of Naseeb in rural Dara’a.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights documented 43 people killed yesterday across Syria at the hands of the Assad regime, the Hezbollah militia and ISIS.
Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition Salem al-Meslet stresses that “every crime carried out by Assad’s air force is a direct result of the UN Security Council’s failure to protect civilians by enforcing safe zones that could have saved tens of thousands of lives over the past four years.
“It is absolutely necessary that the international anti-ISIS coalition rethink its strategy and reform it through the inclusion of the Assad regime on its targets since it is the primary sponsor and the source of terrorism,” Meslet said.
Meslet stresses that the Assad regime’s escalation of bombardment of residential areas comes as a retaliation to the successive series of defeats its forces suffering on multiple fronts. “These vengeful desperate attacks on unarmed civilians, while failing to break the will of the Syrian people, serve as a sign of the regime’s inevitable downfall. No matter what the regime unleashes on civilians: barrel bombs, chemical weapons, and recently naval mines, the revolution will continue unabated until its aims are fully achieved.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)