Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu expressed Turkey’s concern over Assad forces’ violations of the truce and their hindering of the delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged areas.
The Turkish foreign minister’s remarks were made during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday. Both sides stressed the importance of delivering aid to Syrian civilians while the ceasefire is still in effect.
The Syrian Committee for Human Rights (SCHR) on Friday said that at least 129 civilians were killed across Syria between 12-15 September.
According to the rights group, 78 civilians were killed as a result of bombardment by the Russian and regime forces, while 24 people were killed in clashes between rebel groups and regime forces. Over 23 people were killed by ISIS. Monday saw the highest number of civilian casualties.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Okab Yahya said that the Assad regime violated the cessation of hostilities agreement just hours after it took effect late on Monday. The lack of deterring action or punitive measures by the UN Security Council and by the United States, a co-sponsor of the CoH agreement, encourages the Assad regime to carry on with violating the agreement, he stressed. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)