The Syrian Coalition called on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Syria, stressing that Russia “bears political, legal and moral responsibility for the death of Syrian civilians in the ongoing airstrikes on Syria.”
With the Russian aggression on Syrian now reaching a hundred days, the Russian air force continues to brutally bomb Syrian cities and towns. A total of 1,730 civilians, including 135 children and 115 women, have so far been killed in the airstrikes. Around 29 hospitals and medical as wells as dozens of schools, houses of worship and infrastructure were also destroyed in the strikes.
In a statement released yesterday, the Syrian Coalition called on the UN Security Council “to assume its responsibilities towards Russians’ continued violation of international and humanitarian laws.”
The Syrian Coalition criticized the international community’s silence, especially the Group of Friends of the Syrian people, over Russia’s ongoing aggression. “Despite being a permanent member of the UN Security Council and signing off on the UN resolution 2254, which called for stopping attacks on civilians, Russia continues with its blatant aggression on Syria,” the statement said.
The statement added that “Russia’s claim of fighting terrorism is a pretext to justify its aggression on Syria, which was clear from day one when its air force committed massacres against civilians. Nearly 94% of the 12,000 sorties the Russia air force has so far flown in Syria targeted civilians and the FSA. Cluster bombs, phosphorus, and vacuum bombs were used in the strikes. The Russian aerial campaign has led to the displacement of nearly half a million Syrians in the provinces of Latakia, Homs, Hama and Aleppo. This undoubtedly reveals the true objectives of the Russian aggression.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)