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The continued shelling in Syria

Dec 11, 2012, 9:28 AM

The continuing shelling in Syria is a serious cause for concern; thus it requires the quick intervention of the international community.

While the international community continues to deliberate on what steps to take against the Assad regime, the people of Syria especially women and children are dieing continuously.

The international community should put aside their various individual interests, and show the Assad regime the exit door.

The global community owes the Syrian people an obligation to ensure that Assad stops killing his own people.

The on-going bombardment and shelling going on in Damascus and other parts of Syria is unacceptable.

We call on the international community to keep pushing for all available avenues in order to bring peace to Syria.

The people of Syria have suffered a lot since the start of the conflict, and it is high time that peace is returned to the Middle East country.

For the Assad regime, we are saying it’s time to leave as the massive death toll and destruction of your country by the conflict is enough.

The argument is very clear – it is the people you rule, and when those people show you any time that they do not like you, then as a wise leader one should start packing to leave peacefully.

The international community, especially the United Nations Security Council, is not doing justice to the Syrian people.

The continued killing of innocent and armless people in Syria should stop now!

We are very much concerned about the plight of our Syrian brothers and sisters, who continue to lose their lives in their struggle for freedom.

“President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must leave office.”
Kofi Annan, former special peace envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League