OIC strongly condemns Aleppo airstrikes
JEDDAH—The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the airstrikes targeting regions under the control of the Syrian opposition in the city of Aleppo as well as the residential areas, mosques and health facilities including Al-Quds Hospital in Aleppo.
The airstrikes have resulted in the death of more than 200 civilians including children during this week. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, called on the international community, particularly the sides that undertook to impose the cessation of hostilities in Syria, for rapid intervention to stop the massacres endured by the residential areas, which has caused the death of innocent civilians and the rise in systematic killing operations, destruction and devastation of the city of Aleppo.
Madani considered the targeting of hospitals as war crimes, which the Syrian regime must be held accountable for, and that the sides supporting the regime must be held responsible for the continuation of these violations.—Email