Syrian regime forces artillery fired several shells on the southern outskirts of Shenan village in Jabal al Zaweya in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on September 6, 2022. Several shells landed near residential buildings in the village. A woman was wounded in the shelling, and several houses were damaged, one of the shells landed on the main road near Omar bin al Khattab Mosque in the village. The mosque was partially damaged.
SNHR condemns all bombardment of civilian residential areas by the Syrian regime forces. and notes that through this action, the Syrian regime has again clearly violated the Security Council resolutions 2139 and 2254 which prohibit any further indiscriminate attacks, as well as violating the rules of international humanitarian law which stress the distinction between civilians and combatants.
Attacks of this nature spread terror and panic among civilians, leading them to flee their lands and homes in an attempt to reach safety, and forcibly displacing them, with the number of internally displaced persons within Syria currently standing at approximately 6.5 million Syrian citizens in total.
The international community should put pressure on the Syrian regime and its allies to force them to compensate the displaced victims, rehabilitate homes and vital centers, support the political transition process, and press all parties to pursue implementation of political transition according to a strict timetable which must not exceed six months, thus enabling millions of refugees and IDPs to return home.
Exclusive photo for SNHR showing the damages in a house in the village.
Exclusive photo for SNHR showing the location of the shell on the main road near Omar bin al Khattab Mosque in the village.