MADRID, Sep. 4 (EUROPE PRESS) –
More than a thousand civilians have died in the Syrian region of Idlib since forces loyal to the Bashar al Assad regime began their offensive in late April, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, who has denounced the death of at least 304 children.
The United Nations has been able to “verify” the death of 1,089 civilians, mostly victims of actions by the Al Assad regime or its allies – mainly Russia. Troops loyal to the Government would be responsible for 1,031 of these deaths, both in land and air attacks.
During this period, there have also been damages in 51 medical facilities and equipment, from hospitals to clinics through ambulances, according to the count presented this Wednesday by Bachelet, who has called the dialogue as a method of resolving any conflict.
“It is not necessary to emphasize that these figures are terrible, shameful and deeply tragic,” lamented the High Commissioner, in whose opinion “little consideration” is being taken to protect the civilian population from the fighting that still persists in Syria for eight years and half after the start of the war.
“Any future escalation will only cause more loss of life and displacement of civilians who have already been forced to flee on several occasions, in deplorable humanitarian conditions,” added Bachelet.
The High Commissioner has urged the parties directly involved and the governments that can influence them – some of them “powerful” – to “put aside the differences and curb the carnage” that is lived in Syria and, in particular, in its northwest area.