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Amnesty to militants in Syria: “Stop killing civilians”

Amnesty International called on militants operating in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo to halt their unlawful actions.

 

 

Amnesty International called on militants operating in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo to halt their unlawful actions.

On Monday, the human rights group said that the offensive launched by militants in the city on October 28 has been marked by indiscriminate attacks on residential areas and is by no means justifiable as a way to break the government’s siege on the city.

“The goal of breaking the siege on eastern Aleppo does not give armed opposition groups a license to flout the rules of international humanitarian law by bombarding civilian neighborhoods in government-held areas without distinction,” said Deputy Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office Samah Hadid.al

Earlier, the Syrian military announced that at least 84 people have been killed and another 280 people sustained injuries in three days of intensive and relentless assaults by militants on the government-held parts of the city.

 

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