Syrian Coalition Calls on the US to Airdrop Aid to Madaya

The Syrian Coalition officially called on the United States to airdrop humanitarian aid to civilians trapped in the towns of Madaya, Zabadani, Moadamiya, Deir Ezzor and all besieged areas across Syria. It stressed the need for the international community to take a decisive position on Hezbollah militias and the Assad regime for their continued crimes against the Syrian people.

A meeting between the Syrian Coalition’s political committee and the US special envoy to Syria Michael Ratney on Saturday reiterated condemnation of the siege Hezbollah militias and the Assad regime impose on the town of Madaya in Rural Damascus and all other besieged areas across Syria. A total of 35 people, mostly children, have so far died in Madaya as a result of hunger.

The meeting also discussed the upcoming negotiations to be held in Geneva on January 25. The Syrian Coalition stressed the Assad regime must immediately implement provisions of the UN Security Council resolution 2254, especially articles 12 and 13 regarding humanitarian access and ceasing all attacks against civilians. The Coalition said Assad must stop indiscriminate attacks against civilians, lift the siege on the besieged cities and towns, allow the delivery of humanitarian aid, release detainees and reveal the fate of those missing.

(Source: Syrian Coalition / 09.01.2016)

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