• Monday, September 24, 2018

Eastern Ghouta: Death toll climbs to 426 as Russia blocks Syria ceasefire resolution

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    True. Socialists are pretty popular. Who doesn't like free things? Back in the Cold War every person in America can afford a big house with a big lawn. Now young people can't afford, so they vote Bernie Sanders.
     
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    500 civilians killed in 7 days.

    Syria war: Air strikes in Eastern Ghouta 'kill 500


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    Syrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus, activists say.

    The victims in the Eastern Ghouta include 121 children, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group monitoring the conflict.

    Syrian government forces backed by Russia have been pounding the area since last Sunday.

    The UN Security Council is struggling to agree on a ceasefire resolution.

    A vote has been delayed several times since Thursday, and is now due to be held later on Saturday.

    How bad is the situation in the Eastern Ghouta?
    On Saturday, the Syrian Observatory said at least 29 civilians were killed, including 17 in the main town, Douma - bringing the total to over 500 for the week.

    The group said the strikes were being carried out by both Syrian and Russian planes - although Russia denies direct involvement.

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    Barrel bombs and shell fire have been dropped on the area, where some 393,000 people remain trapped.

    Aid groups report several hospitals being put out of action since Sunday.

    The Syrian government has denied targeting civilians and said it is trying to liberate the Eastern Ghouta from "terrorists" - a term it has used to describe both jihadist militants and the mainstream rebel groups that dominate the enclave.

    The plight of civilians in the area has alarmed world leaders. Conditions there have been described as "hell on earth" by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

    Why has a ceasefire proved elusive so far?
    The Security Council has been debating a resolution calling for a 30-day calm to allow for aid deliveries.

    But Russia wants changes. Under current draft, any ceasefire would not apply to the Islamic State group, or the Nusra Front - formerly al-Qaeda's official affiliate in Syria.

    Moscow says it must go further and exclude other groups "co-operating with them" and which have shelled Damascus.

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    These could include the two biggest rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta - Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman. Faylaq al-Rahman has in the past fought alongside the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance of factions led by the Nusra Front.

    Western diplomats have accused Russia of stalling for time.

    They suspect that Moscow wants to give Syria time to deal a final blow to forces defending the enclave on the edge of Damascus.

    On Friday evening US President Donald Trump pointed the finger of blame firmly at Syria and its allies, Russia and Iran, for the humanitarian crisis.

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    These people already said they will fight to the death. So it's not like it's the SAA's fought they will never surrender.
     
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    Look at the Video.... Damnnmmm NA d these Arabs and MUslims here have the bloody mouths raised when Israel defends itself.... Damnnn you Muslims and Arabs who are supporting Russians, Assad and the Mullahs...

    What Type of Moron are you??? Where you people come from!!! Are you Justifying the Murders here??? LoL Go look what Russians atrocities during and after ww2 throughout Europe and Asia..... Fat@ss
     
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    What Russian atrocities? Russia never nuked cities. Russia never carpet bombed cities. Americans did those atrocities.

     
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    Nuked cities? It did worse...
     
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    LoL.... all out war and CIVIL war are different... and don't ever use that as a excuse to kill innocent lives kid.. blocking water,electricity and food, then bomb the civilians from air and land is a pure war against Humanity..
    Hell ya Russia didn't carpet bomb :omghaha:
     
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    War is war. Thirty Years War was far more brutal than Syria war. If East Ghouta is truly under blockade, it wouldn't have survived so long.
     
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    Come back to me the day when Russia or Syria nukes or carpet bombs a city anywhere in the world.
     
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    Carpet bomb?
    They already have. They've even used napalm and cluster bombs.
     
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    Evidence?
     
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    Napalm: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russia-accused-of-barbaric-napalm-attack-on-civilians-88ffrk2km

    Cluster munitions: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...r-bombs-lighting-sky-hundreds-explosions.html

    Carpet bombing: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/10/18/russia-to-briefly-pause-carpet-bombing-aleppo

    There is even evidence of Russia trying to cover up the Khan Sheikhoun attacks by bombing hospitals and ambulances.

    If it takes so long and so many lives to try to defeat the Rebels, then maybe, just maybe, the people are with the Rebels.