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EP CALLS ON ASSAD REGIME AND RUSSIA TO STOP BOMBING CIVILIANS IN SYRIA

BRUSSELS, -- The European Parliament called on all parties in the Syrian war, and especially Russia and the Assad regime, to stop bombing civilians, in a resolution voted on Thursday.

The resolution passed by 508 votes to 50 strongly condemned all attacks against civilians and hospitals in Syria, and also a recent attack on a humanitarian relief convoy and a Red Crescent warehouse near Aleppo, which constitutes a war crime. It called for those guilty of committing such crimes to be held to account.

It also called upon "all parties in the conflict, and especially Russia and Assad regime, to stop all attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including water and electrical infrastructure , to lift all sieges and to allow rapid, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian agencies to reach people in need".

The resolution urged all International Syria Support Group members "to resume negotiations to facilitate the establishment of a stable truce" and to find a lasting political settlement in Syria. The EU should play "a more pronounced role in mediating a peace deal in Syria", it added.

Source: Nam News Network