The Arab League said Wednesday it will strive to ensure that all of those behind the recent mounting violence in Aleppo face “international justice.”
In a resolution issued after a meeting in Cairo Wednesday, the Arab League said it denounced the “the Syrian regime’s brutal actions against unarmed civilian residents” in Aleppo, calling the attacks “a massacre.”
At least 285 civilians have been killed in the Assad regime’s aerial bombardment on the city since April 22.
The 22-member bloc said it had decided to “work on bringing all those who participated in and contributed to the brutal attacks against innocent civilians in Aleppo and other Syrian cities to international justice”.
The Arab League also condemned ISIS group and “all terrorist groups” which are committing crimes against civilians in Aleppo and other Syrian cities.
All member states endorsed the resolution except Lebanon, which abstained from voting.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Hawass Khalil on Wednesday said that the Assad regime is pursuing a policy of state terrorism through the horrible massacres it is committing against the civilian population in Aleppo.
Khalil stressed that the regime’s bombing of civilian targets, particularly hospitals, constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity and is aimed at intimidating the civilian population and forcing them into submission. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)