Syrian Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
May 22, 2019
At least 11 civilians were killed and 20 others were injured in a deadly attack that targeted the town of Maaret al-Nouman on Tuesday night when violent airstrikes hit a popular market in the center of the town.
This bloody attack came as part of the fierce onslaught being launched by the Assad regime, the Russian forces, and the Iranian militias on rural Hama and Idlib province in violation of the Idlib agreement.
The victims included many women and children as eyewitnesses confirmed that warplanes targeted the place using vacuum bombs. Civil defense teams struggled hard over the past few hours to rescue the victims from the rubble.
The Syrian people continue to pay a heavy price for the continued inaction of the international community, especially as this reprehensible crime is only one the long litany of crimes against civilians and constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity.
It is our duty to remind the international community of its responsibilities to maintain peace and save the lives of civilians. We reaffirm that if they have the will, the active States can stop this barbaric attack and act towards enforcing a political solution in accordance with international resolutions. We reiterate calls for such a solution as we stress the need to enforce it without further delay.
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