Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Muwaffaq Nyrabia said that Russia’s policies in Syria are designed to put Syrians in front of two hard choices: either to accept Assad’s terms in the Geneva negotiations or the bombing and destruction of whole cities and vital civilian facilities will continue.
Nyrabia pointed out that the aftermath of the deadly airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian forces on Aleppo over the past ten days indicates systematic and deliberate attacks against residents of the city. He added that this brutal onslaught on Aleppo is clearly aimed at thwarting the political process.
The Syrian Institute of Justice said it had documented 270 civilians killed by Russian and regime bombing in Aleppo during April. The victims included 51 children, 28 women, five rescue workers, and seven medical staff members.
The Institute pointed out that the Assad regime and Russian forces pounded the rebel-held parts of the city with 270 barrel bombs, 907 air-to-surface missiles, 68 surface to-surface missiles, 6 bombs containing white phosphorous, 36 cluster bombs, and one missile suspected to be containing chemical substances.
The regime and Russian attacks targeted 517 civilian homes, three industrial zones, 240 agricultural areas, 13 archaeological sites, 6 hospitals, a school, 4 houses of worship, 3 popular markets, 4 civilian services centers, 19 roads, 2 civil defense centers and a bakery. (Source: Syrian Coalition)