Sunday, September 25, 2016

U.S. Accuses Russia Of 'Barbarism' In Syria, Moscow Says Peace Impossible

Reuters: U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible".

A diplomatic solution to the fighting looked unlikely as U.S. and Russian diplomats disagreed at a U.N. Security Council meeting called to discuss the violence, which has escalated since a ceasefire collapsed last week.

Rebels, who are battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces for control of Aleppo, said any peace process would be futile unless the "scorched earth bombing" stopped immediately.

Capturing the rebel-held half of Syria's largest city, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped, would be the biggest victory of the civil war for Assad's forces.

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More News On The U.S. Accusing Russia Of 'Barbarism' In Syria

Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo -- BBC
U.S. accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ and war crimes in Syria -- Washington Post
Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session -- The Guardian
Russia accused of supporting 'barbarism' over Syrian conflict -- Financial Times
Russia Under Fire Over Aleppo Bombings At UN Security Council -- RFE
British ambassador walks out on UN Security Council meeting, accusing Russia of war crimes -- The Independent
West still arming Al-Nusra in Syria, peace almost impossible – Russia’s UN envoy -- RT


Jac said...

This war could turn very bad if the rebels get anti aircraft missiles. This war looks like more and more as the Afghanistan one.

Jay Farquharson said...

The US and it's allies have supplied the jihadi's with manpads for years now.

They have not yet, armed the jihadi's with intermediate and long range SAM's, as that would be a global threat to commercial airtravel, but that appears now to be only a matter of time.

Matthew Dupuis said...

The tone of the exchanges at the UNSC meetings last week reminded me of the exchanges in that body during the Cuban Missile Crisis...