The Syrian National Coalition condemned the crimes and massacres the Russian Air Force, regime forces, and Iranian militias committed against residents of Qah IDP camp in northern rural Idlib and the town of Maaret al-Numan in southern rural Idlib on Wednesday.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Coalition said that these reprehensible crimes and grave escalation were encouraged by the lukewarm international response as well as the utter inaction towards the killing of civilians by the Assad regime, Russia, and Iran.
“These deadly attacks came as part of the brutal onslaught being launched by the Assad regime and its allies on the region in blatant violation of international agreements and resolutions as well as of international law and the Geneva Conventions on the protection of civilians.”
The Coalition reiterated its calls for the establishment of an effective international mechanism “to rein in the regime and its allied militias, ensure an end to bombardment and massacres, and create the suitable conditions for the success of a political solution in accordance with UN resolution 2254 ensuring the restoration of the rights of the Syrian people.”
The Assad regime forces and Iranian militias shelled an IDP camp near the village of Qah with a missile loaded with cluster munitions. The attack killed 12 people, mostly women and children, and injured dozens more as well as caused massive destruction to the camp. It also forced dozens of households to flee the camp. The Russian airstrikes on the town of Maret Al-Nouman killed six civilians, among them children and women. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)