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International Commission of Inquiry: We urge world leaders to do everything to avoid Ukraine a similar fate as Syria

The International Commission of Inquiry on Syria called on Wednesday, all world leaders to do everything they could to avoid Ukraine the same fate of Syria.

Commission chair Paulo Pinheiro said to journalists: ” We can only hope that world leaders are doing everything now that they can to avoid a similar fate for Ukraine”. He also pointed out that “Assad regime and Russian forces have continued to indiscriminately bomb densely populated areas in northwest Syria.”

Paulo Pinheiro spoke of millions of displaced in Syria and more than 100,000 missing and forcibly disappeared, unprecedented poverty rate 90 %, human rights violations and crimes against humanity.

Pinheiro stressed that Russia and its allay the Assad regime insist on humanitarian aid being delivered through Damascus rather than across the border. Their attacks in the northwest occur along the very road where such humanitarian aid would travel.

He added: ” We are seeing since 2015 similar practices by the Russian side in the conflict we are seeing in another country.”

It is noteworthy that Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria was mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and document all violations of international law since March 2011 in the country.
Source: Al Jazeera + TRT Arabic

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