Opposition calls on Obama to stand up and stop the genocide of Syrian people


genocide in syriaThe western-backed Syrian opposition called on the United States to give “an appropriate response” to what it said was genocide committed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, the country’s second city.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dated April 8, the head of Syria’s National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, also rejected accusations that rebels had targeted Christians and desecrated holy sites in the province of Latakia, on the Mediterranean coast.

“In the last weeks, the Assad regime has been conducting a particularly intense bombing campaign on Aleppo … with crude barrel bombs, indiscriminately killing and maiming scores of civilians … destroying entire neighborhoods and causing a new mass exodus of refugees,” Jarba said in the letter.

“We are still waiting for an appropriate and proportionate response to these massive crimes against humanity, and urge the leaders of the international community, especially the United States and its allies, to take position on this genocide of the Syrian people,” he said.

Once Syria’s commercial hub, Aleppo remains partly rebel-held in the three-year-old civil war which has killed 150,000 people.

The assault on the city intensified in December with the Syrian military hitting civilian areas with scores of barrel bombs – oil drums packed with explosives and shrapnel – drawing international condemnation but no decisive action.

Last month, Islamist rebels including fighters from al-Nusra Front launched an offensive in Latakia taking the border crossing with Turkey and the Armenian Christian village of Kasab.

The U.N. Security Council has been unable to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court because Russia, which as a permanent member has veto power, is opposed to the move, diplomats say. Russia, supported by China, has shielded ally Syria from Security Council action during the civil war.




One response to “Opposition calls on Obama to stand up and stop the genocide of Syrian people”

  1. zabada Avatar

    Now Arab moral insult their religion too much.politically,economically

    corrupt,Life without any kind of civilization and modernization..If god not

    favor them oil,they will turn to poorer beggars on this earth.Arab must learn

    this,modernization,civilization,full democracy,be patient and not to be a dictators.All.Western countries must teach them modernization and civilization not to give them weapons to kill each others.If people all over the world killed each others, even european can,t slept peacefully on their beds

    All chaos in middle East cause by dictatorship.Monarchy is not democracy,but

    dictatorship is the worse kind of politic that we ever seen..But Arab still

    love both dictatorship and monarchy.,stone age politic.Even its democracy failed.Mubarak sit on his office too long.New democracy means always having new leaders.They must know this.I guess these people

    lost their faith to Islam and turn to unmoral people,except only some of

    them.Or they know not what god said in their Quran and what the prophet teaches

    them before in all sect of human life,in here and at here after.They need more

    moral,politic,economy and religious teachers.How sad.They even know not the

    rights of journalist.Leaders can be criticize,they not a prophet of god.The last all of them must be well educated people to live

    peacefully on this earth.Don,t wipe out my comment in here.I love them that why I m advising them.peace.

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