Agha urged the international community and the United Nations to take measures in order to deter Russia and the Assad regime from committing further crimes against the Syrian people. “These barbaric attacks make one wonder if they are designed to put pressure on the opposition’s negotiating delegation or to scoff at the political process currently underway in Geneva and the international community that sponsors it?” Agha said.
“We came to Geneva to prove to the world that we are serious about finding a political solution at a time when the Assad regime, Russia and Iran escalate attacks on the Syrian people. We came to Geneva to ensure sieges on small towns are lifted, but today the Assad regime is about to encircle Aleppo, a historic city with a pre-war population of five million people; the majority of whom are now displaced,” Agha added.
Agha called upon the international community to assume its responsibility towards the protection of civilians in Syria, especially after the opposition responded positively to the Geneva conference. “The international community should give our children a chance to live and should say enough with Assad’s killings of the Syrian people.”
Agha went on to say that the Assad regime is primarily responsible for the emergence of terrorism in the region, stressing that the Syrian people are not terrorists and that what is happening in Syria is a revolution against a brutal regime.
The Russian air force has recently stepped up airstrikes on rebel-held areas in northern Rural Aleppo, the most recent of which hit the town of Anadan. Nearly 16 civilians, many of them women and children, were killed and dozens more were wounded in the ongoing airstrikes on the town today. Three more were killed in Russian air raids on the town of Kafr Hamra in northern rural Aleppo. (Source: Syrian Coalition)