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Sunday, April 20, 2014

U.S. urges Assad regime to stop the bombing in the city of Homs

U.S. urges Assad regime to stop the bombing in the city of Homs

United States on Friday called on the regime of Bashar al - Assad to stop the " brutality against its own people " in Homs , where the Syrian military has launched yet another offensive to seize rebel-held areas .

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the U.S. was "deeply concerned by the terrible and tragic situation " in Homs , and we urge the regime " to stop the attacks on Old City ( Homs ) and allow the delivery of humanitarian aid .

" We strongly condemn the violations of the ceasefire regime and the brutal attacks against the population of the Old City of Homs , " he added .

" The bombing of the regime and the siege of the city is a vicious example of their surrender were starving and approach the battlefield . "

Cessation of hostilities , which came in February , only lasted long enough for about 140,000 people had to be evacuated from the area . Fierce fighting back shortly thereafter .

" In Homs , as elsewhere , civilians must be allowed to come and go freely , " said Psaki stressed .

"The people of Homs are not subject to the regime before receiving much-needed food and humanitarian aid . And the United States , along with every member of the international community who are concerned with the welfare of civilians in this conflict , will not stop calling and support for the people of the Old City of Homs and all civilians in Syria innocent who suffer so much from this brutal war . "

Repeats call for the UN Security Council , said Psaki , the Syrian government must " facilitate direct and unimpeded access for UN humanitarian agencies and mencabutt siege . "

And for failing to meet the requirements of the resolution , " it deliberately increase the despair of the Syrian people in all-out efforts to retain power.

" We will continue to draw international attention to the situation of the disaster to an end the suffering of the Syrian people , " he commented .

" We call on all people to realize the effect on the regime is fundamentally inhuman intentions and encourage the Assad regime to stop the regime's barbaric acts against civilians , " said OANA .

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