Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition Muwaffaq Nyrabiya said that the barbaric onslaught by the Assad regime and Russia on Aleppo does not only target civilians, but also the city’s cultural heritage and history dating back for millennia.
Nyrabiya urged the United Nations to exert pressure on Russia and the Assad regime to implement UN Security Council resolution 2254 which called for lifting the sieges; allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid; and stopping the targeting of civilians.
The Syrian Coalition condemned the heinous crimes the Assad regime and Russia have been committing against civilians in the liberated parts of Aleppo. It reiterated calls for unity in the face of the onslaught on Aleppo.
A number of Coalition members were hosted by the Musharaka Forum to discuss the situation on the ground in Syria, prospects for the political process and the Coalition’s activities and performance.
France’s foreign ministry said Friday that humanitarian corridors allowing civilians to escape besieged parts of Aleppo were “not a credible solution.”
“International humanitarian law demands that aid must be sent urgently. The residents of Aleppo must be able to stay home in security and receive all the aid they need,” the ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said.
Nadal added: “In this context, humanitarian corridors, which require residents of Aleppo to leave the city, do not represent a credible response to the situation.” (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)