OIC strongly con­demns Aleppo airstrikes

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

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

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