February 8, 2014
Video footage and eyewitness accounts coming out of the besieged city of Homs show regime forces firing on UN aid convoys and civilians being evacuated. The attacks – which likely constitute a war crime – are the latest in a series where the regime has violated promises of safe passage.
A number of countries are currently considering tabling a resolution at the United Nations Security Council calling for humanitarian access. The Syrian Coalition urgently calls on the UNSC to pass this resolution as soon as possible.
The regime has repeatedly shown cynical disregard for the lives of Syrian civilians, as well the opinion of the international community. However, firing at the United Nations aid convoys and at civilians who put their trust in the an international body is a new low point.
Considering the regime’s previous actions, any new resolution must incorporate mechanisms that apply concrete pressure on the regime to fulfil its public pledges.
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.