Syrian Opposition Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
August 03, 2020
Airstrikes by the Russian occupation jets on the town of Binnish at dawn on the fourth day of Eid Al-Adha holidays constitute blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement signed months ago and a terrorist act.
The Russian airstrikes hit an IDP camp outside Binnish, killing three civilians and wounding many others. The attack risks opening the door for new escalation, especially as it comes in the context of a ground and aerial bombing campaign that have targeted several towns and villages in southern rural Idlib and triggered a new wave of mass displacement in the region.
International actors are required to take action to put an end to these crimes as they represent a threat to the ceasefire agreement so that the situation do not further deteriorate in a direction that will not be in anyone’s interest.
The Assad regime and its allies are working to escalate the situation in order to test the response of the international community, which once again requires international actors to assume their responsibilities.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition warns of the consequences of these attacks as it reaffirms that everyone will be responsible for the outcome of these ongoing attempts.