1. US says Bashar al-Assad forces bombed town after aid delivered

US says Bashar al-Assad forces bombed town after aid delivered

Assad had allowed the convoy in to the town at all was "positive, but only a partial delivery and we would call for the rest of the supplies to be delivered as as soon as possible."

By: | Washington | Published: June 11, 2016 3:52 PM
united states, bashar al assad news, bashar al assad india, assad's forces The besieged rebel-held town of Daraya received its first United Nations food delivery since 2012, a lifeline for the suffering population. (Reuters)

The United States has condemned Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime, accusing it of bombing starving civilians just hours after they received a long-delayed UN aid shipment.

Late on Thursday, the besieged rebel-held town of Daraya received its first United Nations food delivery since 2012, a lifeline for the suffering population.

Shortly afterwards, according to a witness and human rights monitors, Assad’s forces bombarded the town, dropping indiscriminate barrel bombs from helicopters as residents shared food.

“The Syrian regime conducted multiple barrel bomb attacks on Daraya this morning,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said yesterday.

“That came just hours after the UN convoy arrived,” he told reporters.

“Obviously such attacks are unacceptable in any circumstance but in this case they also hampered the delivery and distribution of badly needed assistance.”

Toner said the fact that Assad had allowed the convoy in to the town at all was “positive, but only a partial delivery and we would call for the rest of the supplies to be delivered as as soon as possible.”

And he said that only the United Nations should decide where and when to distribute aid inside Syria and that the fate of hungry populations must not be left to the regime.

  1. MY GOA
    Jun 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm
    "Aid", airdropped by USA would actually be free airdropped weapons, to continue the carnage of war. ... ( good job by ad in burning the Bearded-Apes.)
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    1. Thomas Hood
      Jun 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm
      "Aid to starving civilians" is resupply of the terrorists who hold these "starving civilians" as human shields, steal the supplied aid, and shoot them when they try to escape. It would be better of The Financial Express not to reprint American propaa.
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