Activists in Deir Ezzor said that regime forces seized shipments of food and fuel that were airdropped over the besieged areas of the city yesterday. The airdrops are likely to be part of the Munich agreement which called for delivering aid to the besieged areas in Syria. Activist also said that the Syrian Red Crescent teams on Sunday stopped distributing aid to the trapped civilians after it ran out of aid items.
The Syrian Coalition has repeatedly called for urgently relieving at least 200,000 civilians who have been struggling to survive for nearly a year in the besieged parts of the city of Deir Ezzor. Civilians trapped inside suffer from severe shortages of the basics as a result of the siege ISIS imposes on parts of the city.
“Russia and the Assad regime continue to violate UN Security Council resolution 2254 which calls for an immediate cessation of all attacks against civilians. These violations, however, have been met with absolute silence by the international community, which serves the Assad regime’s efforts to prevent any political solution,” the Syrian Coalition added.
The Syrian Coalition emphasized that “this complete disregard for Syrians’ blood is a shameful stain on humanity and the international community which claims to respect freedom and human rights while keeping silent over a crime of this magnitude. This undoubtedly represents explicit support for these crimes and complicity in impeding a political solution and disrupting the negotiations.”
Meanwhile, activists in Deir Ezzor said that ISIS militants on Tuesday shelled regime-held parts of Deir Ezzor with several mortar rounds, killing two civilians and wounding many more, some in critical condition. (Source: Syrian Coalition)