Hariri Condemns Assad’s Killing Machine as 15 Civilians Killed in Airstrikes on Hammouriya near Damascus

The Syrian opposition delegation to the Geneva talks denounced Bashar Al-Assad’s “killing machine,” saying that 15 civilians were killed and 70 more wounded in airstrikes on a public market in the town of Hammouriya in Rural Damascus on Saturday.

Nasr Hariri, lead negotiator of the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said after meeting the UN envoy on Saturday that terror in Syria is represented by the Assad regime, militias of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, ISIS, and Al-Qaeda.

“I am talking about the killing machine and terror machine of the Assad regime,” Hariri said, reading the names of victims of the “massacre” to reporters in Geneva.

Hariri also accused the Assad regime of the forced displacement of civilians and imposing “demographic change” in the country.

“Any political solution would not be meaningful or credible if it was not accompanied with a real ceasefire on the ground,” Hariri said. “If we don’t have that real ceasefire then things will deteriorate very badly.”

Activist in eastern Ghouta said that at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed and dozens more injured in airstrikes in the town of Hammouriya on Saturday.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 27.03.2017)

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