Russian Federation to let hurt opposition fighters leave Eastern Ghouta

13 March 2018, 05:43 | Kristine Mills

Wounded children receive medical treatment at a field hospital after Assad Regime's attacks over Zamalka suburb of the Eastern Ghouta Credit Anadolu

Wounded children receive medical treatment at a field hospital after Assad Regime's attacks over Zamalka suburb of the Eastern Ghouta

Jaish al-Islam, one of eastern Ghouta's main rebel groups, said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the government's ally Russian Federation to evacuate wounded people, after communicating with Moscow through the United Nations.

French President Emmanuel Macron also threatened targeted strikes in Syria, telling reporters at a news conference in India that France would retaliate if it found "irrefutable evidence" chemical weapons had been used to kill civilians. Russian Federation has been controlling the Syrian civil war since 2015 in the absence of a serious US presence in the region, although there are issues surfacing for the Kremlin as their forces seemed to be bogged down in Syria for the foreseeable future.

Haley's statement follows French President Emmanuel Macron's statement on Monday that France would launch attacks on any Syrian facilities used to launch chemical weapons attacks, much as the USA did in April 2017. If the Security Council is unable to adopt the resolution, then the U.S.is ready to take matters into their own hands. Russia, Haley claimed, negotiated loopholes into a ceasefire deal struck by the Security Council in February.

"According to information at our disposal, on March 5, Al-Nusra militants used chorine substance in Eastern Ghouta, which injured 30 civilians".

Syria's authorities enjoy every right to continue the counter-terrorist operation in Damascus' suburb as it doesn't run counter to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2401, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Monday. And they know that we know they are liars. "We see their actions don't match their commitment as bombs continue dropping on the children of east Ghouta".

The army's onslaught in eastern Ghouta, backed by air and artillery strikes, has killed about 1,160 people since February 18, a war monitoring group said, as Assad seeks to crush the last big rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus. Only a limited number of convoys delivering medical supplies and food have succeeded in reaching civilians - and Syrian government forces confiscated most of the equipment on one load, he said. The terrorists, unlike Moscow and Damascus, do, in fact, frequently attack hospitals and other civilian facilities, and the attacks are well-documented, he added.

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Shortly before the United Nations was due to discuss Syria, Macron said Moscow had not done enough to permit relief efforts into the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the government forces have captured 60 percent of Eastern Ghouta since unleashing an offensive in that area late last month.

Haley compared the current situation in Syria to a period previous year when the Syrian government's chemical weapon attacks led the U.S.to launch a missile attack against the Syrian military.

"When the worldwide community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action", she added.

Haley also warned Syria that the United States was prepared to take military action for alleged chemical attacks that are killing and wounding Syrian civilians.

"It is not the path we prefer, but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again", Haley told the Security Council, which met in special session.



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