French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the "neutralisation" of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was a pre-condition to resolving the crisis in the war-torn country."We must reduce the terrorist influence without maintaining Assad. The two are bound up together," Hollande told a gathering of French diplomats in Paris."We must create a political transition in Syria, it's a necessity."He laid out three conditions for resolving the crisis -- the first of…
The US State Department condemns “in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s deadly airstrikes yesterday on a market in the Damascus suburb of Douma, where more than 100 people were killed and hundreds were injured."Yesterday’s air strikes, following its other recent market bombings and attacks on medical facilities, demonstrate the regime's disregard for human life," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Monday."As we have said,…
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 16:51

UN and EU Condemn Douma Massacre

The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, condemned the regime’s airstrikes on a crowded marketplace in Douma on Sunday when approximately 120 civilians were killed. He said the regime forces’ bombing of Douma was "devastating" and "unacceptable.""Hitting crowded civilian markets, killing almost one hundred of its own citizens by a government is unacceptable in any circumstances," Mistura said in a statement."Attacks on civilian areas with aerial indiscriminate…
Ali Qaradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, denounces the massacres committed by Bashar al-Assad and his fascist regime against the Syrian people for more than four years, particularly the unspeakable massacres in Douma, Idlib, Zabadani and Dara’a.Qaradaghi calls upon all the world’s governments and international organizations to urgently provide aid to the Syrian people and alleviate their plight, deploring the international community’s failure support the Syrian…
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power sharply condemned the Syrian regime's ongoing indiscriminate attacks on civilians, including barrel bombings."The Assad regime has apparently grown reliant on the repugnant use of barrel bombs as an instrument of terror against innocent Syrian civilians," Power said in a written statement.“Earlier this week, the regime also reportedly bombed a vegetable market in Idlib, killing and maiming scores of people, including women and…
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