The Syrian Coalition called on the international community, the UN Security Council and human rights organizations to take urgent action to stop the Assad regime and allies’ brutal bombardment of rural Dara’a and Quneitra.
A whole family was killed when Assad’s warplanes targeted a tractor carrying civilians in rural Quneitra in the early morning hours of Thursday. The tractor, which was carrying people returning to Dara’a province, was travelling on the road connecting the towns of Nawa and Rafid.
Local activists said that the Assad regime is seeking to cut off the roads connecting Nawa with Quneitra province by targeting all vehicles traveling on those roads. Tens of thousands of civilians in Nawa are now trapped inside the town.
The Syrian Coalition urged the UN Human Rights Council to open the dossier of war crimes in Syria, hold the Assad regime officials accountable, and address attempts by Iran and Russia to displace more Syrians from their land and homes.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition said that the UN Security Council cannot be exempted from its responsibility by simply turning a blind eye to the facts on the ground and massacres taking place. “Member States cannot shirk their duties and responsibilities towards what is happening. They are obliged to take urgent action to stop these crimes and protect civilians if they are to save the face of the international body.”
Dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in separate massacres caused by Assad regime and Russian airstrikes on the border villages in Quneitra and Dera’a in the past two days.
Local activists said that a whole family of eight children and two women were killed in aerial bombardment of the town of Nawa. The hysterical bombings also knocked out only operational field hospital in the town, forcing local residents to move the injured to distant places for treatment. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)