Press Statement Original in arabic
September 24, 2016
The Assad regime and the Russian invaders have resumed the aerial campaign on Aleppo, launching yet the fiercest airstrikes on the besieged rebel-held parts of the city. The bombardment has caused a tragedy in the city, with photos and videos coming from the city showing a situation that words cannot describe. This brutal onslaught, however, has so far been met by total silence by the international community.
The Syrian Coalition condemns this criminal campaign through which world powers seek to settle scores at the expense of the blood of the Syrian people.
New Russian weapons are being used for the first time in the ongoing campaign on Aleppo, targeting women, children, civilian homes, schools, mosques, churches and hospitals. The ongoing onslaught on Aleppo, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, has caused massive, widespread damage and is clearly aimed at killing and displacing as many civilians trapped inside as possible.
Nonetheless, the international community continues to show inaction towards heinous crimes committed in broad daylight. The international community also seems ignorant of the fact that this inaction will not only bring shame on those who chose to remain silent, but also push some Syrians towards extremism with dire consequences affecting the region and beyond.
We are making our last appeal to save the lives of Syrian civilians. The governments of brotherly and friendly countries need to assume their responsibilities especially since the UN Security Council failed to bring peace or restore security, a fact that has been attested by the very members and heads of this organization. The UNSC, instead, proved to be an obstacle to achieving peace and security.
Governments of brotherly and friendly countries need to take urgent action to deter these barbaric crimes and save the lives of the people of Aleppo and across Syria.
The Syrian Coalition appeals to peoples of the world and calls on civil and human rights bodies, civil society organizations and activists across the world to act urgently in order to protect Syrian children from crimes that have been carried out against them for nearly six years. We also urge them to support the Syrian people’s struggle for peace, freedom and democracy.
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.