Syrian National Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
August 28, 2019
As part of the ferocious onslaught the Assad regime and its allies have launched against northern rural Hama and various parts of Idlib province for months, deadly airstrikes hit the town Maaret al-Numan in the past few hours. The airstrikes killed at least 13 civilians, including children, and injured many others.
We continue to communicate with the international parties with regards to this vicious campaign and the continued violations of the existing agreements. We reiterate once more that military operations by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran constitute blatant war crimes as they mainly target residential areas and civilians. The world is yet to take action to put an end to the disaster the Assad regime and its allies are inflicting on the Syrian people.
The Syrian National Coalition reaffirms that the United Nations and the international community, most notably the group of major actors, are capable and have an obligation to put an immediate end to these attacks and crimes, especially as the irresponsible positions of these countries have further complicated the situation. Those actors have a double responsibility to urgently intervene to stop the ongoing massacres and to take action ensuring freedom for the Syrian people and protection for Syrian civilians.
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