March 10, 2017
The Russian air force committed a massacre claiming the lives of at least 30 civilians, including entire families in the town of Mayadin in rural Deir Ezzor on Thursday. Russia jets hit two schools sheltering dozens of displaced people in the ISIS-held town south of Deir Ezzor city.
The Syrian Coalition condemns this heinous crime as it stresses that attacks on civilians constitute a war crime and violate international law. Such attacks cannot be justified under any pretext, nor can the presence of ISIS in the town justify this awful crime or exempt the perpetrators from political and legal responsibility.