The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued a new report on the massacres the Assad regime and Russian forces are committing against civilians in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria, confirming that “war crimes” have been taking place in the region since late April.
The Network pointed out that it recorded no fewer than 33 massacres in northern Syria, especially in Idlib, between April 26 and July 27.
According to the monitoring group, the Assad regime was responsible for 26 massacres in Idlib and Aleppo, while the Russian forces were responsible for seven others in the provinces of Idlib and in Hama.
The monitoring group said that bombardment by the Assad regime and Russia killed at least 433 civilians in the reporting period, including 119 children, 64 women, five medical workers, three civil defense volunteers who were killed in Russian airstrikes.
The Network stressed that the Assad regime violated the international humanitarian law and the UN Security Council resolutions as it called for referring these crimes to the International Criminal Court to hold all those involved, including the Russian regime, accountable for war crimes. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)