Atrocity Alert in Aleppo, Syria
The situation in Aleppo, Syria has never been more dire. According to the Global Centre For The Responsibility To Protect, the Syrian government has gained control over 90% of the rebel-held territory in Aleppo. As a result, 50,000 Syrians are left trapped inside the city while bombings and fighting continue.
Just 24 hours after the ceasefire on December 12th, which was a chance for civilians to free the area, human rights violations continued against civilians. The Global Centre For the Responsibility to Protect reports that Syrian Regime forces and their allies were found entering the homes of civilians and killing people found inside. Reports have indicated that 82 people total were killed during the campaign.
Aleppo has been the subject of mass bombardment over the last few month. Reports have shown that the Syrian Regime and Russia has deliberately targeted schools, hospitals, UN convoys and other civilian areas in Aleppo after the cessation of hostilities. The continued targeting of civilians and rebels in Aleppo by military force demonstrates the Syrian Regimes commitment to military victory with no thought of civilian casualties or human rights violations.
As the fighting continues, civilians suffer from extreme lack of food, water and medical supplies. Doctors have also been forced to leave the area after threats of being killed or tortured by the Syrian Regime.
Now that the city of Aleppo has officially fallen and been reduced to rubble, it is up to the international community and the UN Security Council to exercise its responsibility to stop the atrocities being committed against the Syrian people. The civilians of Aleppo continue to pay the price for the inaction of the international community. If fighting does not cease, it is up to the Syrian Regime and Russia to at minimum allow for a full evacuation of the city for civilians.
The Global Centre For The Responsibility To Protect