UN Security Council Once Again Fails to Stop Carnage Against Civilians in Dara’a

The UN Security Council once again failed to stop the carnage civilians in Syria, particularly in Dara’a province by the Assad regime forces and their allies. Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition, Badr Jamous, said that the indifference being shown by the international community towards the tragedy of the Syrian people would remain a dark stain on humanity’s conscience.

An emergency session of the Security Council on the situation in Syria’s south ended Thursday evening without any results. The session was held in parallel with relentless Russian airstrikes on the town of Saida in eastern rural Dara’a resulting in the death of a family of a mother and four children.

Jamous called upon the United Nations to hold Russia, Iran and the Assad regime responsible for the war crimes against Syrian civilians as he stressed the need to activate the international neutral mechanism to hold war criminals accountable.

During the UN Security Council meeting, which was convened at a request by Sewden, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his deep concern at the devastating impact of the military campaign being launched by Assad forces and the Iranian terrorist militias with Russian aerial support in southern Syria.

UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric on Thursday said that an estimated 750,000 lives in southern Syria are in danger, adding that more than 320,000 people are now displaced and most are living in dire and insecure conditions.

Jamous condemned all crimes taking place against civilians in Dara’a, stressing that the regime’s onslaught on the province is part of the demographic change and mass forced displacement policy it has pursued elsewhere in Syria. He pointed that the regime’s strategy is aimed at disrupting political solution in Syria.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 06.07.2018)

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