The Syrian Coalition’s representative to Germany Bassam al-Abdullah said that the regime’s deliberate bombing of civilian infrastructure in Aleppo is a direct response to the political process in Geneva.
Abdullah also said that the regime’s brutal airstrikes on Aleppo show the utmost disregard for international law and UN Security Council resolutions and constitute blatant crimes against humanity.
Abdullah called upon the international community and friends of the Syrian people to take a tough stance against the Assad regime and Russia and to clearly name violators of international resolutions and those who seek to disrupt the political process.
The German government condemned the bombing of a hospital in Aleppo on April 28 in the strongest possible terms, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.
Seibert added that the destruction was targeted and therefore constituted the “murder of a huge number of civilians.”
“The available information suggests that this attack can, with some degree of probability, be traced back to the troops of (Bashar al-Assad’s) regime,” Seibert said, adding that it was a “blatant violation of humanitarian law.”
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday said in a statement: “Ever more serious and brutal violations of the ceasefire, first and foremost by the regime, are being reported almost every day now.”
“Attacks on civilian infrastructure, especially hospitals, doctors and paramedics, infringe fundamental norms of international humanitarian law,” Steinmeier added.
Steinmeier also said that “the Syrian government has to decide whether it wants to participate seriously in the negotiations, or to keep on laying waste to its own country…This escalation is putting the political process in jeopardy. We now call on all parties to the conflict to adhere to the ceasefire.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)