No more Syrian blood

  • Time to politically de-escalate the conflict
- THE DAILY STAR

Sep 11, 2018-

Seven years into the devastating Syrian war, the international community remains still divided as experts fear a possible bloodbath in Idlib, the last stronghold of the Syrian armed opposition. According to international media reports, Syria and Russia have already carried out their most intensive air raids on rebel positions in Idlib. Meanwhile, the Russian government has for weeks now been warning of having received information which suggests that rebels are planning to launch a chemical weapons attack in Syria to escalate and draw other countries into the conflict. The US, on the other hand, has threatened unilateral action, including military, should the Syrian government continue attacking the rebels. From what we have seen during the recent UN Security Council meetings, it seems obvious that all countries involved in the conflict are, in one way or another, looking to pursue their own geostrategic interests, ignoring completely the cost for Syria. It is time for individual countries to recognise the sufferings that Syrians have had to endure, and to stop pursuing their own selfish geopolitical interest by spilling even more Syrian blood.

Published: 11-09-2018 07:55

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