May 22, 2017
The Syrian Coalition condemns the crimes being committed by the Assad regime and the ISIS extremist group against Syrian civilians. It emphasizes that the Assad regime and its allied Iranian militias are fully responsible for such crimes as well as for exposing the country to foreign occupation, terrorism, and destruction.
Two days after ISIS committed a massacre against civilians in the village of Aqarib Alsafi in eastern rural Hama, militants of the extremist group carried out another massacre claiming the lives of many civilians when they shelled the nearby town of Salamiya with rockets on Monday.
The continued shelling on Salamiya has reportedly caused many civilians to flee their homes and created chaos and panic among civilians. Intimidation and rumors are in addition being spread by regime forces stationed in the area. Hospitals in the town has issued an urgent public appeal for blood donations in the face of a serious shortage and deteriorating situation.
The Coalition renews its call to build an international coalition of the civilized world to confront the murderous regime and its supporters and to fight terrorism in all its forms in Syria.
May our wounded recover, detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live Syria and the Syrian people, free and with honor.