United Nations: "What is happening in Eastern Ghouta is an unacceptable collective punishment."

تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 مارس، 2018 4:35:47 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي الأمم المتحدة

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On Sunday, the United Nations announced that what is happening in Eastern Ghouta is an unacceptable collective punishment. Nearly 600 people have been killed, and more than 2,000 have been injured in airstrikes and ground attacks since Feb. 18, 2018.

The U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator, Panos Moumtzis, reported that the violence has escalated in Eastern Ghouta, despite the U.N. ceasefire that was announced one week ago, according to Reuters.  

Moumtzis added, "Instead of a much needed reprieve, we continue to see more fighting, more death, and more disturbing reports of hunger and hospitals being bombed. This collective punishment of civilians is simply unacceptable."

Moumtzis also added, "mortar shells fired from the rebel-held enclave into the capital Damascus has killed and injured scores of civilians."

On Feb. 24, 2018, The U.N Security Council approved Resolution 2401, which calls for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, the immediate and unconditional evacuation of sick and injured civilians from Ghouta, and an end to the siege.

On Wednesday, the U.N. announced that the humanitarian situation in Ghouta has deteriorated since the resolution was issued, and the United Stated added that Bashar al-Assad does not respect the resolution and has used chlorine gas on civilians again. The government forces, backed up by Russia and Iran, continue to bomb the besieged civilians in Ghouta.

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تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 مارس، 2018 4:35:47 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي الأمم المتحدة
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