The Syrian Coalition condemns the Assad regime’s brutal aerial campaign on Dara’a province where dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in escalated barrel bomb attacks on rebel-held areas.
“Assad is always attentive to the signals coming from the international community whose continued silence and reluctance to establish safe zones or support rebels with advanced weapons is seen by Assad as an unmistakable signal for the continuation of cold-blood murder and destruction,” Meslet said.
Activists said that nine people were killed in barrel bomb attacks on the town of Tafas in rural Dara’a, while 19 people were killed and dozens wounded, including children and women, in Sayda and Al-Tayba.
Meslet points out that the escalated aerial bombardment of the towns and villages of Dara’a over the last week aims to prevent the fall of Dara’a city to the rebels who have recently launched an offensive to take the border town.
The rebels’ South Front said that battles are still raging within the city, with many regime’s checkpoints falling to the advancing rebel fighters. Assad’s helicopters also dropped barrel bombs on Dara’a city and on the town of Naemeh, Atman, Kahil, Heet, Yadodeh, Dael, Bosra al-Sham, Al-Musayfirah and Jleen, with reports of many civilian casualties. (Source: Syrian Coalition)