October 14, 2013
A car bomb exploded on Monday October 14, 2013 in a crowded marketplace in Darkush, Idlid, one day before the start of Eid al-Adha. Nearly 22 people were killed, including women and children, and scores were injured.
The Syrian Coalition condemns this terrorist attack that targeted a liberated area where thousands of displaced families found refuge. The terrorists deliberately chose to orchestrate their attack during a special time for many Syrians, when pilgrims spend their day on Mount Arafah, an important ritual of the hajj pilgrimage.
The Syrian Coalition holds the Assad regime responsible for this vicious crime. The Assad regime has continuously tried to create chaos and confusion among rebels and to take revenge on civilians in liberated areas.
The Syrian Coalition calls upon Islamic and Arab states to take all measures necessary to end the suffering of the Syrian people, including providing support to the Free Syrian Army in its fight to achieve justice, freedom and dignity.
The Syrian Coalition also calls on countries of the free world and international human rights organizations to assume their responsibilities towards the Syrian people. The Syrian people have a right to be protected against a criminal regime that has been slaughtering innocent civilians for more than two and a half years. War criminals will eventually face justice, and the Syrian people will build a free, democratic, and inclusive Syria.
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.