The Assad regime is using internationally banned weapons in its onslaught on the city of Dara’a, causing civilian casualties and widespread destruction to vital civilian facilities.
Activists said that the Assad regime forces stepped up their military campaign on Sunday and targeted populated areas with more than 20 napalm-filled barrel bombs. The bombing mainly targeted residential buildings and vital civilian facilities.
Activists added that the bombing set fire to dozens of houses and shops and put a bakery out of service. Fire also broke out in the northern parts of the Omari mosque as a result of the bombings.
The Syrian Coalition called upon all members of the international community to shoulder their responsibilities towards the repeated, indiscriminate use of the incendiary napalm-filled barrel bombs, an internationally banned weapon.
In a press release issued on Monday, the Coalition warned of the dire consequences of the continued silence over this barbaric, criminal onslaught.
Assad regime forces and the Iranian-backed militias massed troops over a week ago and began a fierce military campaign on the liberated neighborhoods in Dara’a city. In total, over 446 barrel bombs, 456 surface-to-surface missiles, and 92 airstrikes by the Russian jets hit the FSA-held parts of the city in the period between June 4-11, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, including women and children.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 13.06.2017)