State Dept. Condemns Russia, Assad Regime for Not Allowing Sufficient Aid Into Eastern Ghouta

Washington Free Beacon | 3/6/2018 | Jack Heretik
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BY: Jack Heretik

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Tuesday castigated Russia and the Syrian government for not allowing sufficient humanitarian aid into besieged areas of eastern Ghouta in Syria to help civilians suffering there.

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The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has worked with its allies Russia and Iran to secure the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, where nearly 400,000 besieged civilians reside, about one-third of which are children. Some reports have indicated that the Assad regime has used chemical attacks on the civilians in eastern Ghouta.

The United Nations and the United States, as well as other countries, have called on Russia and the Assad regime to allow aid convoys into eastern Ghouta to supply civilians there with humanitarian assistance. Aid convoys have recently gone into the area, but many have been attacked or not provided with sufficient supplies. Russia and the Syrian government have often resisted international efforts to provide besieged Syrians with humanitarian aid throughout Syria's ongoing conflict.

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