UN votes on Syria truce amid air strikes in east Ghouta

Feb 23, 2018, 6:18 AM EST
(Source: Gilalo Com/flickr)
(Source: Gilalo Com/flickr)

The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution calling for a 30-day truce across Syria on Friday as fierce bombing continues to “systematically annihilate” civilian healthcare facilities in eastern Ghouta.

Humanitarian agencies and aid groups have condemned the Syrian regime for its subjecting eastern Ghouta to the fate of Aleppo by employing conscious strategy of besiegement, blocking of aid and targeting civilian sites, notes The Guardian.

The U.N. is voting on a resolution demanding cessation of hostilities for 30 days to deliver aid and medical supplies to eastern Ghouta, where nearly 400,000 people are languishing after collapse of food warehouses and hospitals, writes Reuters.