The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 86 civilians were killed across Syria in July, stressing that the Russian forces had violated the ceasefire agreement by bombing internally displaced in the village of Al-Jadida in western rural Idlib.
In its monthly report issued on Monday, the Network pointed out that the deaths included 21 children and eight women, five people who were killed under torture – of whom four died while in Assad regime’s custody -, and one at the hands of the PYD terrorist militia.
According to the report, 18 people were killed at the hands of the Assad regime and its Russian ally, while 57 others were killed at the hands of other parties.
The report indicated that 28 civilians, including two children and a woman, were killed in attacks that were untraceable, adding that the figure included 13 civilians who were killed in Dara’a province.
The monitoring group pointed out that about 20 percent of the deaths took place in Aleppo province, 19 percent in Dara’a, and 16 percent in Idlib province.
The Network called for implementing the principle of the ‘responsibility to protect,’ stressing the need to resort to Chapter VII of the UN Charter and the need for the International Independent Investigation Commission to launch extensive investigations into attacks on civilians.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) strongly condemned the Assad regime and its allies’ crimes on civilian and residential areas. It stressed that the crimes of the Assad regime, Putin and their allies did not stop over the past years, adding that these continue to violate all ceasefire agreements due to the absence of a firm international position.
The SOC pointed out that the crimes that are taking place in Syria are being repeated in Ukraine, and will be repeated in other countries if Russia’s crime is not stopped and the sources of terrorism, killing and destruction are not eliminated, namely the Assad regime and its allied Iranian militias.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)