In a disturbing turn of events, rocket shelling by Assad regime forces in northwest rural Aleppo claimed the lives of five civilians, including three women, and left several others injured. The attack occurred after midnight on Thursday.
Tragically, all the victims were members of a single family, falling victim to a rocket attack that targeted a civilian residence north of the town of Kafar Nouran in the western countryside of Aleppo.
On Wednesday, the Assad regime’s relentless rocket shelling extended to residential neighborhoods, a mosque, and a school in the town of Sarmin in rural Idlib, resulting in the death of a young girl and injuries to six other civilians.
Local activists have reported a persistent campaign of artillery and rocket shelling by Assad regime forces spanning several days. These attacks have affected numerous towns and villages in the Idlib and Aleppo countryside, including Jisr al-Shughur, Afes, al-Bara, Ma’arblit, Majdalia, Mahmbal, al-Mawzara, al-Fatira, Kansafra, Deresunbel, al-Hamboushieh, Sarmin, Qaminas, Ubin, Al-Ruwaiha, Al-Abzimo, San-Al-Nayrab, Ariha, Farkiya, and Ahsem.
Munther Sarras, a member of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, underscored that the Assad regime’s recent military escalation in civilian areas of Idlib and the Aleppo countryside serves a dual purpose: to disrupt stability and jeopardize civilian lives while diverting attention from the ongoing peaceful movement against the regime in Suwayda province. He also stressed the profound and worsening economic crisis.
Sarras categorically denied any involvement of the Syrian National Army in the bombings that targeted a regime military position in Homs city on Thursday. He suggested that the attack was more likely orchestrated by the Assad regime and did not involve aerial bombardment, as claimed by regime media. He cautioned against the regime’s potential exploitation of such incidents to commit further atrocities against civilians in liberated areas.
Sarras made a fervent appeal to the international community, urging immediate intervention to halt attacks by the Assad regime and its allies against innocent civilians. He called for the full implementation of UN resolutions on Syria, particularly UN Resolutions 2118 and 2254, to facilitate a comprehensive political transition that aligns with the aspirations of the Syrian people.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)