The Syrian Coalition urges the United Nations, Human Rights organizations, and Friends of Syria to act immediately as thousands of civilian lives are at risk in the town of Al Hara, Daraa. The wounded also need to be evacuated to receive medical attention and those who lost family members must be able to bury the fallen heroes.
People in Al Hara are in urgent need for relief. Humanitarian corridors must be established to allow access for delivery of medicine to the town. FSA fighters are also in need of support to defend civilians against Assad’s continued brutal attacks.
Activists in the town of Al Hara have documented the names of 47 fallen heroes, in addition to scores of unidentified bodies. Reports coming from Al Hara indicate that approximately 60,000 civilians are trapped in the town, including those who left their homes in surrounding areas and sought refuge in Al Hara. In current conditions, it is almost impossible to evacuate the wounded and bury the dead. An appalling tragedy is unfolding in Al Hara and we ask the international community to step in and save civilians.
Recently, Assad forces declared Al Hara a closed military zone banning medicine, flour, and other staple foods. Assad forces, supported by Hezbollah militias, have repeatedly violated innocent civilians, while enforcing a complete media blackout.
Assad is taking revenge against the Syrian people for defying his rule and calling for democracy, dignity, and freedom; however, the Syrian people will continue in their struggle until victory.
We ask for mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.
August 12, 2013