President Khoja calls upon the United Nations “to recognizes the right of the Syrian people to live, and to take immediate action to salvage what has remained of Douma, just as they rushed to rescue the town of Ayn al-Arab (Kobae) from ISIS’s onslaught,” during a press conference held today in response to the Assad regime’s ongoing relentless military campaign on the district of Douma in the Damascus suburbs.
“The Assad regime’s killing of children and the elderly with rockets, barrel bombs, and toxic gases is as a crime as horrible as ISIS’s slaughtering and burning of people alive,” Khoja said.
He points out that “residents of besieged Eastern Ghouta and Al Waer district Homs have not asked for a military intervention or the forming of an alliance of 60 countries, but they are only asking for forcing Assad to stop the indiscriminate bombardment of their neighborhoods, to allow the opening of humanitarian corridors, to lift the stiffening siege imposed on them, and for enabling them defend themselves against the Assad regime’s brutal attacks.”
President Khoja calls on “the heroes of the Free Syrian Army to relieve their comrades in Douma and Al Waer and to protect civilians from Assad’s vengeful attacks,” pointing out that “targeting the Assad regime’s strongholds inside Damascus is legitimate right to self-defense and stressing the need to preserve the lives of civilians.”
“Assad’s vicious campaign on Douma puts the Arab League, the United Nations and the Group of Friends of the Syrian people in front of their responsibilities towards the Syrian people who have been killed en masse at the hands of the Assad regime for over four year,” Khoja added.
For more than a week, the terrorist Assad Regime has waged a brutal military campaign on Douma in the Damascus suburbs, evidently with the aim of obliterating the rebel-held district. Warplanes and heavy weapons have relentlessly pounded the besieged district of Douma, leaving 350 civilians, including 120 children and women, dead and injuring hundreds more, in addition to forcing thousands out of their homes. (Source: Syrian Coalition)