The Syrian Coalition’s legal committee called upon the United Nations to conduct an investigation into all criminal acts carried out by the Assad regime inside and outside Syria, especially after investigations in Lebanon proved the involvement of the Assad regime in the twin bombings that targeted Alsalam and Altaqua mosques in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in 2013.
The committee urged the United Nations to impose international sanctions to isolate the Assad regime and to expel the Assad regime’s ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari. It also called for exerting pressure on the UN Security Council to refer perpetrators of war crimes in Syria to the International Criminal Court.
The committee condemned the crimes committed by the Assad regime, citing a series of assassinations and terrorist attacks the Assad regime was responsible for in Lebanon, most notably the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the Lebanese leader Kamal Jumblatt, journalist Salim Allawzi, and many other Lebanese figures.
The committee also called upon human rights organizations to conduct an investigation into the crimes the Assad family have committed for nearly 50 years, notably the crimes of Hafez al-Assad, his brother Rifaat Al-Assad who carried out the 1982 Hama massacre, in addition to Bashar al-Assad and his brother Maher who have committed the most heinous war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Syrian people.
Cross-border terrorism is spread by the Assad regime with the aim to fuel tensions in the region and deflect the attention away from the crimes the Assad regime is committing against civilians in Syria.
Three years after the 2013 simultaneous bombings in Tripoli that left 42 individuals dead and more than 600 injured, Judge Alaa Al Khatib issued a detailed indictment of two Syrian intelligence officers who supervised the operations. (Source: Syrian Coalition)