The Syrian National Coalition condemned the continued brutal onslaught the Assad regime and its allies have launched against northern rural Hama and various parts of Idlib province for months.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition stressed the need for the world to put an end to the disaster the Assad regime and its allies are inflicting on the Syrian people.
The press release was issued in response to the deadly attack that the Assad regime and Russian forces launched against the town of Maaret al-Numan in rural Idlib late on Wednesday.
“We reiterate once more that military operations by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran constitute blatant war crimes as they mainly target residential areas and civilians,” the Coalition said.
The Coalition reaffirmed that the United Nations and the international community, most notably the group of major actors, are capable and have an obligation to put an immediate end to these attacks and crimes.
The Coalition went on to say that the irresponsible positions of these countries have further complicated the situation. “Those actors have a double responsibility to urgently intervene to stop the ongoing massacres and to take action ensuring freedom for the Syrian people and protection for Syrian civilians.”
The deadly airstrikes killed at least 13 civilians, including six children and two women as well as injured 34 others, including six children and 10 women. The Assad regime and Russian jets fired 12 bombs on the town, local activists said. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)