Press Statement Original in arabic
October 26, 2016
Airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russia air forces earlier on Wednesday hit a schools complex and a public market in the town of Hass in rural Idlib, killing at least 26 civilians and wounding dozens more, mostly schoolchildren and teachers. High-explosive parachute-retarded bombs were used in the airstrikes, launched in a joint attack by the Assad regime and Russian air forces.
The Syrian Coalition condemns this heinous crime against schoolchildren and civilians. The deliberate targeting of civilians using high-explosive weapons is clearly aimed at killing as many people as possible; causing mayhem; and forcing civilians to leave their homes.
Responsibility for this heinous crime lies with the international community as world leaders and active members of the United Nations continue to ignore these war crimes, thus risk further fueling the conflict and undermining all chances of a political solution.
May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.