Beirut/Geneva: Even after the declaration of the ceasefire by the UN, the Syrian army attacks in Eastern Ghouta continued claiming 50 lives. The United Nations (UN) convoy, sent for relief operations in Eastern Ghouta, have returned from there after the attacks. There are about 400 thousand civilians trapped in Eastern Ghouta and the UN relief for supplies of food and other essentials to them, have been stopped because of the Syrian army attacks. Therefore, these Syrian army attacks may have repercussions at the international level.
50 people were killed in the Syrian army attack on Douma region in ‘Eastern Ghouta’, on Monday. There are three children among the dead and 190 others have been injured. The count of the total casualties in Eastern Ghouta has reached 740 and the United States has alleged that Russia is responsible for this along with the Assad regime in Syria.
Syria claimed that Eastern Ghouta has become the new centre for the rebels and hence, the Syrian army started air attacks in this area. Russia has taken a supportive stand towards the Syrian regime. While the UN, the United States and its allies have said that the 400 thousand civilians trapped in Eastern Ghouta are facing tremendous hardships. UN had claimed that these civilians were writhing for food and essential supplies. After this, the UN trucks left for this region along with humanitarian supplies. But the Syrian army has stopped these humanitarian supplies. The signs are that this will create ripples at the international level and the United States and its allies will not stop short of reprimanding the Syrian regime for its actions.