World Bulletin/News Desk
The National Coalition Of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (SNC) said on Tuesday that at least 1,700 Syrians have been killed in 20 attacks launched by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the holy month of Ramadan.
"In Ramadan, Syrain regime forces twice used chemical weapons, one in Yermouk refugee camp and the other in Douma city. This is hard evidence that Assad regime once again violated international treaties and conventions," SNC spokesperson Luey Safi told a Holding a press conference in Istanbul.
Safi accused the Assad regime of "committing massacres" during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, saying the SNC would file a "thorough report detailing all the massacres and abuses by the Assad government against Syrian people during Ramadan" to the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to international human rights organizations.
"They even targeted civilians performing night prayers at mosques in Homs," Safi said, reiterating the SNC's claims that they have enough evidence to prove that pro-Assad forces used chemical weapons.
The SNC spokesperson urged the international community and the UN to take immediate action to protect civilians and bring those responsible for such crimes, including Assad, to the International Criminal Court.
Safi also called on the Assad regime to declare a ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic festival marking the end of Ramadan.Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ağustos 2013, 09:40