Syrian Regime Targets Idlib Schools: Killing 38 Civilians
The Syrian Regime has targeted children in schools, killing 38 civilians on October 26, 2016, according to a report by the Syrian Network For Human Rights (SNHR). The SNHR reports that the Regime targeted a school complex in the Hass village in Idlib with warplanes.
Two Syrian Regime warplanes targeted the complex that included three schools, lasting for at least 20 minutes. No less than 9 missiles were launched by the warplanes during that time.
The bombings occurred during the time of day in which students were at school. The SNHR reports "this implies that government forces deliberately planned to kill as many victims as possible." This fact is made more evident by the bombardment resulting in 38 civilians dead, including 18 children.
Local activist, Mr Yasser Al Tarraf speaks on what he saw during the attacks, explaining the terror the kids experienced as they ran from the schools screaming and the desperation parents had looking for their children. Tarraf says, "I saw a woman calling for her son and looking for him between the dead bodies. She found his scattered body parts on one of the streets near his school."
The attacks on the Hass village schools are in direct violation of the Security Council Resolutions 2139 and 2254, citing that indiscriminate attacks must be halted. The attacks also constitute as war crimes.
The SNHR recommends that the Security Council take additional steps to hold up Resolution 2139, and the Syrian Regime be referred to the International Criminal Court for their crimes.
Syrian Network For Human Rights
30, October 2016