President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas al-Abda, have conducted extensive contacts with officials and diplomats of friendly and sisterly countries of the Syrian people to mobilize an international position towards the brutal onslaught being waged by the Assad regime and Russia against civilians in Idlib province, especially the hysterical bombardment on the town of Maaret al-Numan.
President Al-Abda underscored the need for a firm international stance towards the atrocities taking place against civilians in Idlib province, warning of the consequences of the international community’s continued failure to shoulder its responsibilities with regards to ensuring protection for civilians and implementing international resolutions.
Moreover, President Al-Abda stressed that the crimes being committed by the Russian and Assad regime forces constitute blatant violation of the international law and international humanitarian law. “Amidst a pressing need for a ceasefire and intensified international efforts to reach a political solution in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolution 2254, the Assad regime and Russian forces are carrying out a genocide and seeking to undermine the political process.”
“The town of Maaret al-Numan was subjected to an unprecedented bombardment with ballistic missiles and cluster munitions which forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee to safer areas,” President Al-Abda said. He pointed out that the town’s residents are known for their moderate, national views as well as for being at the forefront of the revolution aimed at achieving the Syrian people’s aspirations for freedom and dignity. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)