The Syrian Coalition condemned the crime of mass forced displacement of civilians in the eastern districts of Damascus including Barzah and Tishreen and most recently from the district of Qaboun which is now being emptied of its local population.
In a press release published on Monday, the Coalition said that the mass forced displacement of civilians violates international law and constitutes a crime against humanity.
No party has the right to conclude, justify, or recognize any agreement involving mass forced displacement, the Coalition stressed.
The Coalition pointed out that the continued mass forced displacement operations by the Assad regime contradict the requirements of the implementation of the Astana “de-escalation” agreement signed by the guarantors. They also expose the real objective behind all steps and agreements being furthered by Russia and Iran which represent only a means to kill and displace more Syrians and to prop up the Assad regime against the Syrian people who are demanding freedom, the Coalition added.
The Coalition held the international community responsible for the regime’s ongoing policy of mass forced displacement of civilians in the eastern suburbs of Damascus and all other areas under siege as well as the constant aerial and artillery bombardment in Syria.
The barbaric tactics being deployed by the Assad regime and its backers is a direct result of the failure of the international community to put an end to continued mass forced displacement, murder, destruction, and besiegement that have been ongoing for over 6 years in Syria, the Coalition said. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)