Syria’s main political opposition has urged 25 countries and international organizations to take immediate and concrete action to ensure the safety of civilians trapped in Aleppo.
President of the Syrian National Coalition Anas al-Abdah called for an end to the barbaric attacks on civilians in Aleppo, urging the international community to compel the Assad regime to abide by the terms of the evacuation deal reached with opposition fighters in the city.
Abdah said that the evacuation of civilians is facing a serious deadlock, putting at risk the lives of nearly 10,000 civilians.
He warned against the repetition of another mass killing in the besieged neighborhoods of Aleppo, reiterating that the evacuation of civilians from these districts is an operation of enforced mass displacement, which constitutes a war crime under international humanitarian law
“The evacuation deal was accepted to guarantee the safety of civilians. However, the Assad regime and its allies continue to use their barbaric strategy of scorched [earth] to take over the liberated areas by turning the besieged neighborhoods of Aleppo into an open mass grave,” Abdah said.
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