The Syrian Coalition called on the European Union, the United States and friends of the Syrian people to take immediate action in order to stop crimes carried out by the Assad regime and Russia against civilians in Syria. The Assad regime, backed by Russia and allied forces, continues with the campaign of terror against the Syrian people.
The Coalition warned that mass killings, destruction and displacement by the Assad regime and its allies undermine all chances of reaching a political settlement needed to end the suffering of the Syrian people.
Activists in northern rural Homs said that the Assad regime and Russian forces have recently intensified aerial attacks on rebel-held areas. At least 13 civilians were killed and 30 others wounded in airstrikes by regime and Russian fighter jets on the town of Alghantou on Friday. Airstrikes also targeted the nearby towns of Rastan, Talbeesah, Ter Maaleh and Zafarana.
Meanwhile, Albir hospital and civilian homes in the district of Alwaer in Homs were subject to intense regime shelling on Friday, with reports of civilian casualties. Activists said that the Assad regime has recently resorted to spreading rumors and misinformation to instill fear among residents of the district; a tactic Russia used in Ukraine.
The Coalition stressed that the barbaric crimes, death and destruction the Assad regime and its allies have been wreaking in Syria will not succeed in breaking the will of the Syrian people.
The coalition warned of dire consequences as a result of the international community’s continued silence over these crimes. (Source: Syrian Coalition)