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US Coalition Should Stop 'Occupation Attitude' in Syria - Russian Envoy to UN

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Patty Aguilar | 25 February, 2018, 08:39

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a ceasefire this Saturday without delay of 30 days to allow entry of humanitarian aid in Syria and evacuation of wounded after a serious escalation of violence in eastern Guta, rebel stronghold on outskirts of Damascus.

There is no set time for the ceasefire to take effect, but the resolution demands that it be followed immediately by access for humanitarian convoys and medical teams to evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

"Unbelievable that Russian Federation is stalling a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in Syria", Haley posted on Twitter.

Following hours of tough negotiations, an amended draft was circulated that demands a 30-day ceasefire "without delay", while stopping short of specifying the timing.

"I welcome the Security Council's resolution on a cease-fire in Syria and call for all sides to allow the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid", he wrote on Twitter.

At least 335 civilians have been killed since Sunday in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus as regime forces intensified their bombardment of the site.

Rescuers in Eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

The vote has already been delayed several times, after council members tried to convince Russian Federation to agree to a resolution.

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However, the ceasefire does not apply to fighting against Islamic State, al Qaeda or individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them.

To avoid a Russian veto, Security Council members were forced to significantly water down the original text of the temporary ceasefire resolution. "How many more images did we need to see of fathers holding their dead children?"

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said warplanes struck the Eastern Ghouta minutes after the council adopted the resolution late on Saturday.

Syrian activists said the regime fired thousands of artillery shells and rocket fire Friday night and Saturday, including incendiary bombs.

Home to 400,000 residents, Eastern Ghouta falls within a network of de-escalation zones - endorsed by Turkey, Russia and Iran - in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

The action on the ceasefire was precipitated situation in East Ghouta, which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called "hell on Earth".

Bishop Declan Lang, chairman of the English and Welsh bishops' Department for International Affairs, said in a statement that "the slaughter of civilians, including many children, in Eastern Ghouta is a grievous offense to our common humanity".

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