Press Statement Original in arabic
September 6, 2016
Helicopters of the Assad regime on Tuesday afternoon dropped several barrel bombs filled with the toxic chlorine gas on the neighborhood of Alsukkari in southern Aleppo, causing dozens of cases of asphyxiation among civilians. Medical sources said that most of the injured were children.
This latest chemical attack, which violates UN Security Council Resolutions 2118 and 2209, reflects the Assad regime’s total disregard for these resolutions and for the latest UN report which proved that helicopters of the Assad regime dropped barrel bombs filled with the toxic chlorine gas in at least two different occasions in 2014 and 2015.
The international community’s failure to take concrete action towards the crimes of the Assad regime and the failure of the UN Security Council to defend the resolutions it passed on Syria, especially after the release of the UN report on the use of chemical weapons on Syria, has given the Assad regime a green light to commit more crimes against the Syrian people using all means of murder at its disposal.
Deterring the Assad regime from carrying on with such crimes requires that that the international community proves it is serious about stopping the use of chemical weapons and other indiscriminate weapons against civilians in Syria. It requires referring the regime’s violations of UN Security Council resolutions to the International Criminal Court.
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.