Homs, syria (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
The Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO) mourns the casualties of the latest massacre committed by Assad's military forces against civilians in Homs, Damascus' suburbs, and several other areas in Syria. On Feb 6th, The New York Times reports, “Another grim toll was reported Monday in Homs, Syria’s third-largest city. The Local Coordination Committees, an opposition group that seeks to document the violence, said government forces killed 37 people in the hardest-hit neighborhoods of Baba Amr and Khalidya.”1
SEO holds Russia and China, both responsible for the recent offensive attacks, by supporting the Assad regime and granting him diplomatic impunity through the double veto on the UNSC resolution on Saturday February 4th; which meant to halt Assad's bloody crackdown on a popular revolt by backing an Arab League plan urging him to step down. 2
Russia's support to Assad regime exceeds the diplomatic protection, it involves arming of Assad military forces. As reported by Bloomberg, “We are arming the constitutional government,” Lavrov said, adding that Russia was implementing contractual obligations in delivering the weapons. “The arms we are selling to Syria, they are not used against demonstrators.” 3
Mr, Abdullah B. Shahin, SEO member said ”As a consequences to the Russia and China veto, our people in Homs are under heavy bombardment by Assad forces for the third day, unfortunately, we are witnessing massacres committed against our people in Homs, We hold Russia and China culpable for these atrocities.”
In The Telegraph on February 6th, Michael Weiss said, “For those who haven’t had lunch today, I encourage you to see up-close what Russian weapons and Iranian and Hezbollah “military consultants” have helped accomplish in Syria. This video is of a young boy in Homs. His entire lower jaw has been removed from his head and I’m told that this is more watchable version of the footage; an earlier reel went round where he hadn’t been anaesthetised yet.” 4
SEO stresses the direct responsibility of Russia and China for the recent escalation of bloodshed in Syria, mainly in Homs by the Assad military forces; SEO urges the international community to grant the necessary measures to support and protect Syrian people in their struggle against the most brutal and inhumane regime, and issue a complete ban of Russia’s export of weapons to Syrian regime.