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Aleppo: 502 Victims Killed by Regime Forces… Efforts on Brokering Truce for Ramadan - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Beirut- Intensive shelling and airstrikes clouting Aleppo and its outskirts seem to be racing the hands of time against efforts attempting to broker a ceasefire for the holy month of Ramadan.

Aleppo operations’ room on Monday urged for practicing pressures against the Assad regime to reboot the truce in Aleppo. On the other hand, Russia announced that its air power will support Assad’s forces in the most active way possible, so that the strategic city of Aleppo and its surroundings do not fall in what they deemed as “terrorists”.

Demands on brokering a truce were made after a wave of violent shelling exchanged between Assad regime forces and Syrian Opposition members, and the incessant pounding residential compounds.

Assad regime ceaselessly pounds southern opposition-held Aleppo neighborhoods, which brought about the death over 500 civilians within 45 days and injured another 2600.

The Aleppo operating rooms demanded that all concerned international forces influence Assad’s regime to restore the truce and halt all airstrikes, which had done nothing but leave behind gruesome bloodbaths in Aleppo.

Operating rooms, Aleppo, sent out a statement saying that the world stands to watch the horrid crimes of both the Assad regime and its allies in Aleppo doing nothing, thus being a part of the offense against the people of Syria.

The statement also urged that the honorable parties left in the world must pressure the Assad-supporting forces to inhibit the regime from practicing violations against the people of Syria and to restore the truce inside Aleppo for the current Ramadan.

Syrian Opposition military source in Aleppo told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the demands of putting the truce back in effect are based on dire case of humanitarian need of the area.

The source further detailed that the city and its outskirts are experiencing a worsening state-of-affairs due to the airstrikes. The source explained that it is now difficult for those fasting to attain sufficient supplies of food for Ramadan, because of the continuous activities of the launched air campaign and besiegement.

The source further added that implementing ceasefire will give a chance for humanitarian aid to enter the area and will provide the civilians with a chance to experience a moment relief and to resupply. Ceasefire was requested, has arrived at the desks of the international community, and is based on the aim of opening routes for aid delivery.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, two days ago, had received an invitation to do well from the holy month of Ramadan to broker a comprehensive peace in Syria.

Hammond considers that the holy month to serve as an opportunity for a solution which would relief millions of Syrians forced to leave home and reside in dire refugee camps.

Basma Qadmani, of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC), last week had sent in writing to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also proposing a ceasefire in Syria for the current June, she said that “Ramadan is in next week, which is why the atmosphere should be made convenient as to resume the Geneva peace talks.”