Family massacred in Syrian regime forces’ shelling of al Yadouda village in Daraa suburbs on July 29

At least five civilians from the same family, including three children and a woman, were killed when Syrian regime forces used a missile launcher to bombard al Yadouda village in the western suburbs of Daraa governorate on July 29, 2021.
Through this action, Syrian forces have, without doubt, committed another violation of 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 process of political transition, 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 IDPs to return homes.

Photo shows the bodies of victims massacred in Syrian regime forces’ shelling of the village.
Photo shows the destruction caused to civilians’ homes by Syrian regime shelling of the village, which inflicted a massacre.