Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ilah Alfahd called on the international community to publicly condemn the ongoing crimes committed by the Assad regime and its allies against Syrian civilians.
In a press statement released on Friday, Alfahd said: “This callous disregard for the blood of the Syrian people and the eerie silence over criminal practices by the Assad regime as well as that of the Russian and Iranian invaders is a shameful stain on humanity and the international community. Failure to unequivocally and openly condemn these crimes is tantamount to explicit support and direct complicity in the shedding of the blood of the Syrian people.”
The Assad regime and Russian forces have committed a series of massacres in Idlib city and its countryside over the past three days. Dozens of civilians, including children and women, have been killed in brutal airstrikes launched by the Assad regime and Russian forces that hit the secondary students exams department in Idlib city.
Three missiles fired by Assad regime Russian jets landed near an exam center, causing panic amongst students as well as severe damage to the center. Secondary and preparatory education exams were subsequently postponed as a result of the airstrikes that led to the exams center being shut down.
Alfahd strongly condemned these crimes, especially the ongoing bombardment of residential areas in Idlib which prompted an exodus of civilians out of the city. He also condemned the bombing of schools, the building of the Directorate of Education and educational facilities in Idlib.
“This campaign of terror is clearly aimed at disrupting any attempt designed to provide education and save the future of Syrian children as well as preventing any effort to offer basic services to civilians in liberated areas,” Alfahd stressed.
Alfahd added: “These barbaric attacks represent a war crime and a violation of the Geneva Convention, especially as they have been perpetrated systematically by the Assad regime in all parts of Syria since the start of the revolution. As part of this policy, the Assad regime deliberately targeted schools, mosques, hospitals, health facilities, warehouses of relief aid, and residential buildings.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)