The assault on Aleppo and the new barbarism

Aleppo, a city which has held out for more than four years against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is today under unprecedented attack. The Assad regime and its Russian ally are throwing everything they have at the defenceless civilians left in the city. The regime drops barrel bombs filled with chlorine gas on rebel-held East Aleppo to the indifference of a world which supposedly refuses to tolerate the use of chemical weapons. The weaponry used by Russia is more sophisticated. The Russians have dropped cluster bombs and bunker busters on civilian areas in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria. Schools in Aleppo have been bombed before by the regime and this has forced them to go underground. There is … Continue reading The assault on Aleppo and the new barbarism