Assad’s Use of Chemical Weapons in the Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Media Statement
Syrian Coalition
Istanbul, Turkey
July 22, 2013

The Syrian Coalition condemns the use of chemical weapons by Assad’s forces in the Yarmouk Camp.  The Syrian Coalition further urges the international community to intercede in order to protect the civilians against Assad’s systematic use of chemical weapons.

The Syrian Coalition reminds the US - that pledged a serious, strong response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons - of their obligations to protect civilians. It also stresses the need to take all possible measures to protect civilians in Syria and urgently open humanitarian corridors that could save thousands of Syrian lives.

According to video footage uploaded by activists inside the capital of Damascus, Assad’s forces are using chemical and toxic gas bombs to shell the Yarmouk Palestinian Camp. The strategic, systematic use of chemical weapons in order to achieve military gains only proves the desperate state that Assad’s regime has reached.

We ask for mercy for our fallen heroes, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.

Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.

 

Contact:


Bayan Khatib
Media and Public Relations

Syrian Coalition Media Office
bkhatib@etilaf.org
416-520-4509

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