Syrian activists have launched an online campaign titled “Stop Russia’s Terror” to draw attention to Russia’s ongoing crimes against the Syrian people.
Organizers of the campaign called for shedding light on Russia’s aggression on Syria through posting photos and videos showing Russia’s atrocities in Syria on social media sites. They also called for adding Russia and its president Vladimir Putin to international lists of terrorists and war criminals.
Since its military intervention in Syria in late September 2015, Russia has been violating international laws through the use of internationally banned weapons, most notably cluster, phosphorous and incendiary bombs, against Syrian civilians. According to figures compiled by the Syrian Coalition’s media office, over 150 populated areas across Syria have been affected by Russia’s brutal attacks.
Russian forces have also committed many massacres in Syria, particularly in Aleppo. At least 2,000 people, including 452 children and 200 women, have been killed in Russian attacks on the rebel-held areas since September 30.
At least 90 civilians were killed and many more wounded in Russian airstrikes on the town of Alqouriyah in rural Deir Ezzor on Saturday. Russian air force used cluster munitions in the attacks. Two children were also killed in Russian airstrikes on the nearby town of Almaiyadin on Sunday.
The Syrian Coalition condemned the massacre in Alqouriyah, stressing that Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately targeting civilians seeing in them easy targets after the Russian intervention has failed to tip the balance on the ground in Assad’s favor.
The Coalition denounced the international community’s complete inaction over atrocious crimes committed by the Assad regime and Russia in Syria. The Coalition stressed that continued disregard for the blood of the Syrian people is an absolute disgrace on the international community which claims to respect and defend human rights. (Source: Syrian Coalition)