Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) condemned the brutal attacks launched by the Syrian-Russian alliance in the de-escalation areas, South of Idlib, which resulted in the death of six civilians and the injury of 10 others, with varying degrees of injury.
The death toll is likely to increase due to the intense missile strikes that are still ongoing since yesterday.
AOHR UK confirmed that one of the shelling operations deliberately targeted civilians, as it included residential areas and an open market in the city of Jericho on Wednesday October 28, 2020. This operation resulted in the killing of four civilians and wounding ten others, including one woman and three children. It also caused serious panic among the unarmed citizens and massive material damage.
The shelling also included civilian areas in the villages of Baylon, Kafr Awaid, Al-Fateira, Sfuhun, Ihsim, Qastoun, Al-Zijara, Qarqour, Furayiqah and Zayzun in Idlib countryside.
AOHR UK stressed that the Syrian regime and its supporters continue to kill the Syrian people, amid failure to respect the agreements made regarding the de-escalation areas. It deliberately violates the ceasefire agreement that took effect on March 6, 2020 due to the absence of any kind of deterrence to stop its brutality and targeting civilians.
AOHR UK continues to call for an immediate cessation of all attacks on the de-escalation areas in Syria. It also urges the international community to put pressure on the Syrian-Russian military alliance to ensure its adherence to the international law, and it stresses on the importance of uniting all efforts to end the Syrian crisis, which resulted in the killing of tens of thousands of civilians and caused the largest wave of asylum in the world.