Turkey, France and Germany condemned the bloody attack that the Assad regime’s and Russian forces carried out against camps for the internally displaced people in rural Idlib on Sunday. The shelling killed 10 civilians and wounded dozens, including women and children.
“We strongly condemn the attacks that targeted three camps for the internally displaced in Idlib province,” said the Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that Turkey will continue its efforts to maintain calm in the region, find a political solution in Syria, and ensure unfettered humanitarian access to those in need.
The French foreign ministry on Monday said it “condemns in the strongest terms the bombardment launched by the Syrian regime on November 6, with the support of Russia, on the IDPs’ camps near the city of Idlib.” Paris offered its condolences to the families of the victims.
In its statement issued on Monday, the French foreign ministry stressed France’s support for the UN Secretary General’s call to stop all hostilities on Syrian territory and reach a political solution in line with UN resolution 2254. The statement reaffirmed France’s commitment to utmost respect for international humanitarian law and human rights as it reasserted its support for the fight against impunity.
Likewise, the German Special Envoy to Syria, Stefan Schnick, strongly condemned the attacks on the camps for the internally displaced in Idlib and the use of cluster bombs against innocent civilians. He stressed that the Assad regime and Russia are targeting the most vulnerable people, stressing that his country is working to hold accountable the perpetrators of war crimes in Syria.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council and for taking punitive measures against the perpetrators of these atrocious crimes against the Syrian people.
The SOC stressed that the international community’s silence on the Assad regime’s crimes encouraged it to commit more crimes and violations against innocent civilians in the liberated areas of Syria.
(Source: SOC’s media department)