Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Nagham Ghadiri stressed that the Assad regime, Russia and Iran must not be allowed to destroy the historic city of Aleppo, expressing regret at the inability of the international community to assume its duties regarding putting an end to the atrocities and war crimes Assad and his allies are committing against civilians in the city.
Ghadiri urged friendly countries to take action in the international forums to condemn the ongoing brutal onslaught on Aleppo by the Assad regime backed by Russia and the Iranian militias. She stressed that contrary to allegations by the Assad regime and Russia, the hospitals and medical facilities that were destroyed in airstrikes on Aleppo did not contain any weapons. She stressed that the bombing of hospitals amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Assad regime and Russian forces have been waging a ferocious assault on eastern Aleppo since November 15, with rights groups saying that hundreds of civilians, many of whom children, have been killed or injured. Activists in the city said that all hospitals in the besieged parts of the city have gone out of service after directly being hit by airstrikes. The airstrikes did not spare other vital civilian infrastructure, such as civil defense center and schools.
Ghadiri emphasized the need for the international community to shoulder its responsibility to protect civilians and to turn words into action through putting an end to the bombardment and the opening of humanitarian corridors in line with the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and the UNSC resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)