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U.S. Should Take Action Against War Crimes Being Committed In Eastern Ghouta

Washington Post: Trump gives the Assad regime an open invitation to keep gassing children
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“Nearly two weeks after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution mandating a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, Russian and government forces are … attempting to overrun the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, where nearly 400,000 people have been besieged since 2013. Scores of people are being killed each day … There have been numerous reports of attacks on hospitals and schools and of the use of chlorine gas — all of which are war crimes. … Hundreds of medical workers have been killed or injured in airstrikes, and women have begun giving birth at home rather than risk going to a hospital. … When he was asked about Eastern Ghouta, … [President Trump] reiterated his view that the only U.S. interest in Syria was ‘to get rid of ISIS and to go home.’ For the Assad regime and Russia, that’s an open invitation to continue gassing children, bombing hospitals, and committing other war crimes” (3/10).

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