We repudiate new criminal chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad in Syria

There has been a new criminal and genocidal action of dictator Bashar with the support of the Russian air force of Putin. A bombing with a chemical gas has killed 72 people and left dozens injured on Tuesday, 4 April, in the town of Jan Seijun, north-western province of Idlib (Syria). “There are about 560 people affected, but the staff is still in shock, so I estimate that this will not be the final figure”, explains Dr Mohamed Katoub, coordinator in Turkey of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) blamed the attack on aircraft of the Syrian army or Russian aviation, which would have launched bombs loaded with sarin gas.

This crime is committed again with the complicity of the US and the imperialist powers that cynically make declarations of repudiation but allow the existence and criminal actions by al-Assad and Putin.

It is enough to recall the chemical massacre that took place in Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus in August 2011. The chemical attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime killed in a matter of minutes more than a thousand people, most of whom were women and children who were sleeping peacefully in East and West Ghouta. Like other massacres, the chemical massacre has taken place and the culprit remains unpunished.

We call on the peoples of the world and the political, trade union, student and left-wing organisations to express their repudiation of the massacre and solidarity with the Syrian rebel people.

Enough of bombing in Syria. Out all foreign military interventions. For the release of all political prisoners. Down with the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. No to ISIS. Support for the resistance of the Syrian people. For the break of diplomatic of the government’s relations with the dictatorship of al-Assad.

International Workers Unity – Fourth International (IWU–FI)

5 April 2017