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Speaker urges world to stop ‘Aleppo massacres’

Marzouq Al-Ghanem
Marzouq Al-Ghanem

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem yesterday called on the international community, the UN and humanitarian agencies to exert intensive political and diplomatic pressure to stop bloody massacres committed in Syria’s Aleppo, which have claimed the lives of hundreds of innocents.

Given a grinding humanitarian crisis, mass killing and chaos in Aleppo, there should not be just political or media talk, he said, calling for urgent humanitarian intervention with regional and international support to reach an immediate cessation of bloodshed in Aleppo.

He urged major countries, especially those concerned with the Syrian dossier, as well as the UN to seek to stop bloody massacres that claimed the lives of innocents in Aleppo, and to give regional and international humanitarian agencies access to the violence-hit city. The speaker emphasized that there should be now immediate humanitarian action, rather than military or political one.

Heinous aggression
Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mubarak Al- Khurainij condemned bloody massacres committed in Aleppo, which have claimed the lives of scores of innocents and destroyed medical facilities there.

Khurainij, in a press release, voiced sorrow at the “heinous aggression on humanity and world’s silence over Aleppo massacre,” terming what is happening in the Syria city as an “annihilation of the residents of Aleppo and other cities.”

He called on the international community and human rights organizations to live up to their duties to “stop this war, protect the city’s residents from terrorism and save the Syrian people from foreign interference.” The Deputy Speaker expressed surprise that the world strongly reacted to condemnable terrorist acts in Europe while remaining silent at such crimes against humanity. – KUNA

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