France has issued a strong condemnation of the artillery and air bombardments carried out by the Assad regime and Russian forces in Idlib province, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 70 lives, including one-third being children, and leaving approximately 350 people injured.
In an official statement, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated its firm support for the call made by the UN Secretary-General and his Special Envoy to halt hostilities across all Syrian territories and work towards a political solution in alignment with UN Resolution 2254.
France underlined the paramount importance of upholding international humanitarian law and human rights. The statement also expressed France’s unwavering commitment to combating impunity.
In response, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) pointed out that the ongoing actions of the Assad regime against the Syrian people and its continued perpetration of crimes are a direct consequence of the international community’s evasion of responsibilities as per the United Nations Charter. It also noted the failure to take resolute actions against the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Assad regime.
The SOC has urged the UN Security Council to take decisive measures under Chapter Seven of the United Nations Charter. They remain dedicated to relentless efforts until the Assad regime is held accountable in compliance with international laws, charters, and treaties.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)