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UN Security Council to vote on Friday on demand for Syria truce

UN Security Council to vote on Friday on demand for Syria truce”

According to a press release from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, which provides free medical assistance to Syrians inside the conflict zones, a total of 13 hospitals were hit by barrel bombs and artillery strikes over the past few days.

Russian Federation used its veto power in the U.N. Security Council to block the proposed resolution on Thursday.

She alleged that the regime wants "to keep bombing and gassing" these 400,000 people and is counting on Russian Federation to make sure the Security Council is unable to stop their suffering.

The Civil Defence in eastern Ghouta said its rescuers rushed to help the wounded after strikes on the town of Hammouriyeh on Friday morning.

Basel Termanini, Vice President of the Syrian American Medical Society told CNN that civilians in Eastern Ghouta, many of whom are sheltering from the bombardment in makeshift underground shelters, were now under threat from fires.

Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the spectre of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the almost 400,000 residents trapped under siege.

A draft resolution put forward by Sweden and Kuwait on Wednesday called for a 30-day halt in the fighting to allow for critical aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

So far, Moscow has denied its involvement in the bombing, but on 22 February a Pro-government Syrian media reported that Russian warplanes and advisers joined the battle. In November, Russia used its veto to block a resumption of United Nations investigations into the use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces.

The latest text softens language in a key provision to say that the council "demands" a ceasefire instead of "decides".

The resolution would allow attacks directed at extremists from the Islamic State group and all al-Qaida affiliates including the Nusra Front to continue. A previous version simply mentioned the two groups.

Residents and insurgents in eastern Ghouta say Syria's ally Russian Federation, is also involved in the bombing raids. "We offer our condolences to the families of those killed and wounded and call on the worldwide community to condemn these horrific attacks", the White House said in a statement Wednesday. We've seen this devastation and destruction. "This would draw tears from a rock", said the 50-year-old, who was escorting a wounded person to hospital.

The area is controlled by jihadist and Islamist groups but many civilian areas and even hospitals were targeted this week, sparking an worldwide outcry. The paper says they have taken positions along the region's borders. The siege lasts from 2013. It represented a real chance for the Syrian tribes to sit-down and talk in an environment that believes in political solutions and national dialogues as the only path for stability and unity.

Government forces and its allies had cut off routes for transporting food and medication to the enclave.

"If aid agencies are unable to meet urgent needs now, how can we possibly be prepared to tackle what is yet to come", White said.



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