The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said today that she is “horrified” by the extent of the attacks in Guta, an opposition stronghold near Damascus, and has asked the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, to stop the “campaign of violence”. “And Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure the end of violence.
“We are to be horrified by the escalation of air strikes in eastern Guta and the reports that civilians are deliberate targets are of great concern,” May said, adding:
“This is a clear violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, and we, as the Government of the United Kingdom, ask the regime (of al-Assad) and those who support him to stop this campaign of violence,” he added.
The United Kingdom today raised its voice against the Syria’s war in Guta Oriental, near Damascus, and thus adding at the voices of the US, the Secretary General of the UN and the Arab League.
The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, has called for the “immediate suspension” of hostilities in Guta Oriental, the main stronghold of the Syrian opposition outside Damascus.
“I am deeply saddened by the suffering of the civilian population in Guta Oriental. 400,000 people live in hell on earth, “said Guterres, who insisted that the world can not allow this” human tragedy “to continue.
The head of the United Nations appealed to the Security Council, which has been negotiating for days a possible resolution to declare a one-month humanitarian truce across Syria.
Since last Sunday, about 300 people have lost their lives including 58 minors for air strikes and artillery, which would mean an average of 20 children and 80 adults killed per day in the last three days.
The bombings have not respected the Guta Oriental hospitals, at least six of them and a motherhood.
Today, 24 people have already died, including two other children and 200 people injured in Kafr Batna, Arbín, Ain Tarma and Saqba.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has accused Syrian aviation and Russian aviation, as well as the artillery of government forces in the area, of having perpetrated the attacks.
Fighter planes have carried out two bombings in Saqba; helicopters have thrown barrels in Hazrama, Al Nashabie and Otaya, where also the government troops have launched