On Tuesday afternoon, the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) reportedly opened fire on a Syrian Red Crescent and Red Cross delegation that was attempting to evacuate 3 civilians from the town of Madaya.
According to the Syrian Red Crescent offices in Damascus, the Islamist rebels opened fire on their ambulance that was taking care of 3 sickly patients that needed to be transported to a nearby hospital in the Syrian capital.
Luckily, no one was injured by this malicious attack on the humanitarian aid workers; however, this blatant disregard for the well-being of unarmed civilians has raised questions as to “why” they were targeted in the first place.
The reason for opening fire on the humanitarian aid delegation is still unknown; but, the ambulance was not hard to see.
For nearly a month, the Islamist rebels have attempted to use the human suffering in Madaya to their advantage by posting harrowing images of malnourished children in order to condemn the Syrian Government’s encirclement of the town.
Several humanitarian aid groups like the Syrian Red Crescent and Red Cross have attempted to assist the besieged civilians in Madaya by delivering necessary supplies to end their suffering; unfortunately, less than 10,000 Syrians still remain inside the town and cannot be immediately evacuated because of the Islamist rebels that refuse to surrender.