Rights Group: Assad Regime & Russia Targeted 46 Vital Civilian Centers in Idlib

A rights group said that Russia and the Assad regime launched military attacks against civilians as well as medical and service centers in Idlib and its countryside. The Syrian Coalition said that these attacks constitute “war crimes under international law and international humanitarian law.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the Assad regime and Russian air forces conducted no fewer than 714 airstrikes, including 13 with the use of barrel bombs on Idlib province in the period between 19-27 September. The attacks targeted mainly vital civilian centers such as health facilities, civil defense centers, schools and service centers in Idlib and its countryside.

In a report issued on Friday, the Network said it had documented 46 attacks on vital civilian centers in Idlib and its countryside by the Assad regime and Russian air forces over the past 10 days. Russian forces were responsible for 36 attacks, while the Assad regime was responsible for 10.

The Russian air force deliberately targeted 12 civil defense centers, eight medical facilities, two ambulances, five schools, a mosque, and an IDPs camp in rural Idlib, the monitoring group added.

The Network pointed out that the Assad regime warplanes bombed four civil defense centers, two medical facilities, an ambulance, a mosque, a school, and an IDPs camp in rural Idlib during the past ten days.

Idlib Free Health Directorate condemned the Assad regime and Russia’s relentless bombing campaign on Idlib province.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page earlier this week, the Syrian Interim Government-run Directorate called on the United Nations and the international community to intervene to stop “the aggression” being carried out by the Russian and Assad regime forces on Idlib province, especially the intensified airstrikes on vital civilian facilities and hospitals.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 30.09.2017)

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