At least 27 people have been killed and dozens injured after a regime fighter jet crashed into a marketplace in the rebel-held town of Ariha north-west Syria. Most of the dead were civilians while scores were also injured. The military plane bombed the center of the town before crashing in the middle of the marketplace.
Spokesman of the Syrian Coalition Salem al-Meslet said that the world’s continued ignoring of Assad’s genocidal war on the Syrian people is morally and humanly unacceptable.
He calls on the international anti-terror coalition, specifically the so-called friends of the Syria countries, to impose a no-fly zone in northern and southern Syria to protect children and women from Assad’s murderous air force. He also calls for establishing safe areas for which civilians can resort.
He stresses that the international community must lift the ban on providing advanced weapons to rebel fighters, noting that the world’s sorting of rebel fighters between moderates and extremists remains the main obstacle to empower Syria’s rebel factions. “Syria’s rebel fighters have proven themselves as a spear in the battle against all forms of terrorism, beginning with the Assad regime, the Hezbollah militia and the sectarian terrorist and ending with ISIS. (Source: Syrian Coalition)