An official in the Syrian Coalition said that the inability of the international community to stop attacks by the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies on civilians in Syria represents a total disgrace to the international community and risks undermining its credibility and confidence.
Secretary of the Coalition’s political committee Mohammed Yahya Maktabi said that the response of international officials to the situation in Syria does not correspond with the size of responsibility placed on the UN and its institutions in the protection of civilians in times of war and crisis.
The political committee on Thursday convened in the Turkish city of Gaziantep to discuss the latest field and political developments. It reiterated calls on the international community to hold accountable those responsible for the repeated use of poison gas. It strongly condemned all crimes being committed by the Assad regime against civilians.
Maktabi pointed out that the international officials’ continued throwing of blame on all parties in Syria and their equating between the criminal and the victim is immoral. He stressed the need for the UN to assume its responsibilities and condemn the attacks by regime forces and their allied foreign as major war crimes that violate International law and international humanitarian law.
Many areas across Syria have been subjected to an unprecedented military escalation claiming the lives of hundreds of people and wounding thousands more. The attacks also caused widespread destruction to infrastructure and health facilities.
Meanwhile, the Union of Free Syrian Doctors held a sit-in in front of the rubble of a hospital in eastern Ghouta on Wednesday to condemn the international silence about the Assad regime’s massacres in which it used internationally banned weapons and poisonous chlorine gas. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)