Wednesday’s attack on a bus in South Syria killed at least 28 passengers. The Syrian government news committee reported this. Government news committee Sana said that the bus was in Kobajjep in Syria’s southern Late Al Jor province when the ‘terrorist attack’ took place.
Officials said the area was once controlled by Islamic State militants. The organization is still active here, even after getting rid of the area. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bashelet, expressed concern in May that some parties involved in the violence, including the Islamic State (Daesh), are using the Covid-19 epidemic to regroup and target the general population. He said this in the midst of increasing numbers of casualties of violence in Syria and the continuing human rights abuses cases.
The UN human rights chief has described the disastrous situation in Syria as a time bomb that cannot be ignored anymore. He said that ‘we are getting such reports every day according to which people are being targeted and bombed from one corner of the country to the other, and many such attacks have happened in populated areas’.
The UN office said 35 civilians died in the IED blasts in April, while the figure for the deaths in such incidents in March was seven. Populated areas and markets were targeted since the beginning of the month of March. Almost all attacks have taken place in the northern and eastern parts of the country, which are under the control of Turkish military forces and allied armed groups or anti-Kurds-led factions.
Let us tell you that in early December, the global chemical weapons surveillance body criticized Syria for not telling about the chemical weapons production unit and not responding to other 18 issues. Russia, however, accused the watchdog of waging a political war against its close ally, Syria.
The controversy erupted on 11 December at the UN Security Council’s monthly meeting on Syrian chemical weapons, where Fernando Arias, the Secretary-General of the ‘Chemical Weapons Prevention Organization’ (OPCW), addressed members for the first time since May.
Arias said Syria subscribed to the Chemical Weapons Agreement in 2013 and seven years later its initial chemical manifesto has unresolved gaps, inconsistencies and disparities. It still cannot be considered completely correct and complete.
Arias said in a digital meeting that one of the 19 issues pertained to the chemical weapons production unit, which, according to President Bashar Assad’s government, never produced weapons, but material and samples collected by the OPCW indicated Is that the chemical warfare nerve agent has been produced or weaponized.