Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
June 12, 2021
Today, Saturday June 12, a war crime took place when Al-Shifa Hospital in the town of Afrin was hit with rockets from the areas under the control of the murderous Assad regime and the terrorist PYD militia. The vicious attack killed and injured dozens of civilians. The international community must take a firm position towards the Assad regime and the terrorist PYD militia, as well as stop supporting them as this support amounts to supporting terrorist organizations that kill civilians.
The terrorist PYD militia and all offshoots of the PKK terrorist organization in Syria have long exposed their organic relationship with the Assad regime. They are copying the crimes, violations and war crimes that the Assad regime is committing with the support of Russia and Iran.
The terrorist attack in Afrin involved the use of rockets and artillery that hit the emergency department of al-Shifa Hospital.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) calls on the international parties supporting this terrorist organization to reconsider their positions. They have to denounce all kinds of support for terrorist organizations in Syria under the pretext of supporting democracy, especially those that bomb hospitals and kill doctors and patients.
The SOC reaffirms its dissatisfaction with the states that keep silent on the crimes these organizations are committing in Syria. It renews the calls for the dismantling and withdrawal of all terrorist groups, militias and foreign fighters from Syria.