Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition Salem al-Meslet said that Assad regime’s escalation of bombardment of Aleppo and its countryside 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 till its aims are fully achieved.”
Earlier today regime’s helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the neighborhood of Al-Sha’ar in Aleppo and on a popular market in the town of Al-Bab northeast of Aleppo, killing 60 at least civilians and injuring dozens more.
Meslet referred to statements made by UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos who said in her final address to the Security Council on Thursday that the Syrian war is having a more devastating impact every day, and urged the member states to put aside political differences and find a solution. Amos told reporters after the briefing that she has appealed to the council to again consider a referral to the International Criminal Court as well as sanctions and other measures to hold those responsible for violating international law and council resolutions accountable.
Meslet stresses that every crime carried out by Assad’s warplanes is a direct result of the failure of the international community to establish safe areas to rein in the Assad regime. Assad’s bombing of civilians one again requires a serious reconsideration by the international anti-ISIS coalition of its flawed strategy through the inclusion of the Assad regime on its targets since it is the primary sponsor and the source of terrorism. (Source: Syrian Coalition)