The Syrian Coalition condemned yesterday’s bombing by Assad’s air force of residential neighborhoods in Aleppo, describing the bombing as “a crime that violates the recent ‘cessation of hostilities’ agreement.”
In a statement released on Friday, the Syrian Coalition said that the “the Assad regime is evidently exploiting the agreement to continue with the killing of innocent civilians in Syria.”
The statement added that yesterday’s airstrikes on Aleppo represented a serious escalation and the latest in the regime’s repeated breaches of the ceasefire agreement. “It is a clear indication of the regime’s intent to disrupt all efforts aimed at finding a political solution in Syria.”
The Coalition stressed that “Russia’s complicity with the Assad regime’s crimes prevents it from being a monitor of the implementation of the truce or a sponsor for the political process.”
“The Assad regime’s repeated violations of the truce agreement, backed by Russia, are undoubtedly designed to thwart efforts aimed at de-escalating the conflict. These breaches pose a serious threat to the political process in Syria and will further fuel the conflict and terrorism,” the statement went on.
The Coalition warned that “the temporary truce the opposition has agreed to is not open-ended. The FSA and rebel groups who signed off on the agreement reserve the right to respond to regime attacks and breaches.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)