Local Council in Dara’a Declares City Disaster Area, Urges Friendly Countries & Aid Groups to Relieve Civilians

The local council in the city of Dara’a appealed to all human rights and international organizations to take urgent actions to relieve residents of the city and force the Assad regime and its allies to stop their fierce onslaught on the city.

In a press release issued on Monday, the council said that the ongoing bombardment destroyed infrastructure and put all field hospitals in the city out of service, stressing that these actions represent a blatant violation of international conventions.

The council declared the city of Dara’a, especially the Manshiya district as well as the surrounding towns and villages, disaster areas as it stressed the need to urgently relieve residents of these areas.

The Assad regime forces and their allied foreign militias pounded the FSA-held parts of Dara’a with over 500 barrel bombs and 500 surface-to-surface missiles, while Russian jets conducted nearly air 100 airstrikes on the city.

The Syrian Coalition strongly condemned the escalating onslaught on Dara’a city, stressing that these attacks constitute a blatant violation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Syria and the obligations incurred on the parties to these resolutions.

The 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. The Coalition warned of dire consequences of the continued silence over this barbaric, criminal onslaught by regime and allied forces.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 14.06.2017)


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