Press Statement Orginal in arabic
September 2, 2016
At least 50 civilians were killed and many more injured when Assad regime jets hit a convoy carrying civilians fleeing the town of Souran in northern rural Hama late on Thursday. This vicious attack on women and children fleeing the bombs Assad’s jets were raining on their town adds to the endless litany of heinous crimes the Assad regime has committed in Syria.
This heinous crime demonstrates that taking revenge on unarmed civilians has been the Assad regime’s modus operandi since day one.
Reports coming from northern rural Hama indicate that the death toll is likely to rise as many victims were seriously injured. Scores of civilians were also killed and injured as a result of the continued brutal aerial bombardment by regime forces on the town of Souran.
Hama provisional council sent pleas for help to meet the needs of tens of thousands of people fleeing the regime’s airstrikes on northern rural Hama. The council announced it has set up an emergency room to relive the civilians fleeing northern rural Hama.
The Assad regime would not have committed this appalling crime and other crimes against the Syrian people had it not been for the international community’s inaction and total silence. This silence has given the Assad regime a license to carry on with its killing, maiming, and displacing of civilians in Syria.
The Syrian Coalition condemns this crime which is clearly part of the regime plans to empty specific areas of its inhabitants by barbaric bombardment.
The governments of brotherly and friendly countries need to take concrete action to stop the ongoing bloody massacre committed by the Assad regime in Syria. It is imperative that these governments assume their responsibilities towards protecting the Syrian people especially since the United Nations failed to maintain peace and security.
The UN has ignored evacuation deals that were imposed by the Assad regime on residents of a number of areas across Syria in blatant violation of international humanitarian law and of the resolutions the UN adopted itself.
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.