Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Syria: UN urges an end to hostilities


A man holds a child after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria on Wednesday.

The SOHR said Tuesday's death toll was the highest recorded in Eastern Ghouta in more than a month.

"What is happening in eastern Ghouta is not simply a humanitarian crisis because aid is denied, these sieges involve the global crimes of indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population", stated Mr. Pinheiro.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the U.S.to withdraw its troops from Manbij and renewed a threat to expand Ankara's military offensive in Syria to this town.

Turkey began deploying forces to northwestern Syria in October, as part of an agreement with Iran and Russian Federation to stabilize the lines of conflict in war-torn Syria.

PARIS, France - France said Wednesday, February 7, that "all indications" suggest the Syrian regime is using chlorine weapons in its almost 7-year civil war against rebel forces.

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Syrian government warplanes have ratcheted up their bombardment of Eastern Ghouta this week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds in need of medical care.

Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia labeled Haley's words as "slander" and condemned outrage surrounding the alleged attack as meant to "basically accuse the Syrian government of chemical weapons use where no perpetrators have been identified".

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Sunday said US forces in could be targeted by Turkish troops if they are spotted wearing YPG "uniforms", should Ankara decide to expand operations into northwest Syria.

Idlib and Eastern Ghouta are two of four "de-escalation zones" which had been agreed upon by both sides of the conflict at peace talks in Kazakhstan a year ago.

"We implore the global community to speak with one voice, taking every opportunity to publicly pressure the Assad regime, and its supporters, to cease its use of chemical weapons and hold those responsible accountable for these brutal attacks", the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

The bombing was one of the bloodiest in the eastern Ghouta region for over a month.

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"We implore the global community to speak with one voice, taking every opportunity to publicly pressure the Assad regime, and its supporters, to cease its use of chemical weapons", spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement Monday night.

"Over the last 48 hours, the scale and ferocity of attacks [in Idlib and Eastern Ghouta] increased dramatically resulting in multiple reports of civilian casualties and airstrikes that have reportedly hit at least three hospitals", the commission said in a statement Tuesday.

The last Armenian in Afrin noted that Afrin was one of the few regions of Syria that had avoided war. "If anything, these have been serious escalation areas".

He added that Turkey's army members as well as people from the opposite side are killed in the operation and Iran is not satisfied with that.

06 de febrero de 2018, 17:56United Nations, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the United Nations in Syria called today for the immediate end of hostilities during at least one month, seeking to boost the process to deliver aid supplies and key services, while evacuating seriously sick and injured people.

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