Member of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Bahjat al-Atassi, condemned the ongoing military escalation by the Assad regime and its allies against civilians in northern Syria, resulting in casualties, including children.
Al-Atassi emphasized that the Assad regime displays complete indifference to international laws, treaties, resolutions, and human rights. He noted that this disregard occurs amid unjustified international inaction in fulfilling the tasks and responsibilities entrusted to the United Nations in protecting civilians and maintaining international peace and security.
Al-Atassi called on the United Nations and the UN Special Envoy for Syria to condemn these brutal attacks and explicitly identify their perpetrators. He urged the international community to strive to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable and to exert pressure through all available means to fully and strictly implement relevant Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2254 (2015).
On Sunday, the Syrian Civil Defense reported that Abdullah Haider, a 15-year-old child, was killed, and another child was injured due to the direct targeting by regime forces while they were harvesting mushrooms near the town of Maarat al-Naasan in the Idlib countryside. The Civil Defense added that Abdullah had survived a war remnants explosion a year ago while playing in his hometown of Maarat al-Naasan, where he was seriously injured.
Activists reported that the town of Taqad in the western countryside of Aleppo was subjected to a rocket attack by Assad’s forces, with no reports of casualties. Additionally, the southern countryside of Idlib experienced artillery bombardment by Assad’s forces, targeting the villages of Kansafra al-Bara, Benin, and al-Fatira.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)