Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee, Abdul Majid Barakat, said that the Assad regime’s targeting of the civil defense centers comes in the context of the its clinging to the same criminal mindset represented in the targeting of any entity whose services may pose a threat to its authority.
Barakat said that the Assad regime is hostile to all institutions that have proven their effectiveness on the ground in the liberated areas over the past several years despite the harsh circumstances. He noted that the Assad regime is avidly seeking to destroy any entity or institution that has a direct impact on the Syrian population.
The Assad regime is not only launching war against the Civil Defense, but also seeking with its Russian ally to force the rescue group, which has exposed the Assad regime’s crimes against civilians over the past years, out of northern Syria, Barakat said.
Barakat stressed that the Assad regime is afraid of the Civil Defense not only because it is a successful institution, but also because of the international, humanitarian and humanitarian character of the organization. Throughout its rule, the Assad regime has been used to having institutions that are under its direct authority.
Moreover, Barakat called on the international community to shoulder its moral and humanitarian responsibilities in Syria and to deal seriously with the Assad regime so as not to persist in its criminal acts. He also called for protecting Syrian civilians from the oppression of the regime forces and their allies.
The Civil Defense in the province of Hama on Tuesday said that the Assad regime forces shelled one of their centers in the town of Mourek in northern rural Hama with heavy artillery, which led to the complete destruction of the facility.
The Assad regime checkpoints also targeted the center with 15 rockets, putting an ambulance out of service. The heavy shelling also injured two civilians who were rushed to nearby medical centers for treatment.
Earlier this month, the Syrian Civil Defense said that it recorded no fewer than 100,000 sorties by the Assad regime and its allies’ air forces over the liberated areas since August 2016.
Shelling by the Assad regime forces on the region have not stopped despite the agreement signed between Russia and Turkey on September 17, which provides for a cease-fire and the establishment of a demilitarized zone separating regime-areas from those under the control of the Free Syrian Army. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)