Russian Federation exposed to attacks because of Syria ops
Sep 29 2016 by Desiree Burns
It has included the use of ground-penetrating bombs which blow up underground shelters, incendiary devices and cluster munitions which have killed approximately 500 people and left 2,000 in need of urgent medical care, the civil defence rescue service said.
The U.N. says the 5 ½-year war has driven some 11 million Syrians from their homes.
During an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Sunday, US ambassador Samantha Power accused Russian Federation of "barbarism", while the British and French envoys went even further.
During the call, he said the US was preparing to "suspend US-Russia bilateral engagement on Syria". "It's apocalyptic what is being done in eastern Aleppo".
In the government-held west, 49 children were killed by rebel shelling in July alone, the New York Times reports, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The back-and-forth in Washington comes as the State Department refuses to rule out further talks with Moscow despite a massive Russian Federation and Iran-backed offensive in the Syrian city of Aleppo and an escalating humanitarian crisis there.
However, crossfire resumed in the first hours after the week-long truce deal expired on September 19.
Al-Moallem accused the U.S., Britain, and France of convening the Security Council meeting a day earlier in order to support "terrorists" inside Syria.
Mr. Kerry spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by phone in their first conversation since a brief meeting last Friday in NY.
Syria's military declared the cease-fire ended one week ago.
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If President Barack Obama didn't realize that when he made a ceasefire deal with Russian Federation, then Vladimir Putin bamboozled him.
- August 16, 2016: Russian Federation says its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria. Moscow has vigorously denied the allegations and criticised their "unacceptable" rhetoric.
The offensive all but ended a cease-fire brokered by the USA and Russian Federation, which began crumbling when the United States accidentally struck Syrian forces while targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and an aid convoy was destroyed in an airstrike suspected to be carried out by Russian Federation or the regime.
Moscow has repeatedly ignored Washington's entreaties to stop bombing civilian areas in Syria. The Syrian Civil Defense, a group of volunteer rescuers known commonly as the White Helmets, reportedthree of its four centers were also targeted in recent airstrikes.
The agreement struck over al-Waer was in keeping with Assad's determination to settle the war on his own terms, securing surrenders through sieges and staying in power at least through an interim period to steer the country out of crisis.
Medical supplies were running out and there was a shortage of blood, she added.
"As a result of the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic has escalated significantly".
United Nations humanitarian officials have condemned the sieges against civilians as "medieval" and in contravention to worldwide law. Recapturing Aleppo, once Syria's largest city, has always been high on his agenda, and he may be less keen to compromise at a time when he is winning.