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On Sunday, China and Russia vetoed the U.N Security Council’s draft resolution that would have backed an Arab plan calling for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, according to the Huffington Post.
With the veto, al-Assad and his army essentially took that as a confirmation that they could escalate the violence. The death toll is mounting, with countless civilian men, women and children bearing the brunt of the attacks. No one is safe.
According to CNN, those who are injured are sent to less than par clinics because one hospital was hit by a rocket and the other is now under al-Assad’s control.
According to the article, on Tuesday, Russia’s foreign minister said that the Syrian president was committed to ending the violence. However, since then, at least 47 people were killed in Homs, according to an opposition activist group.
It disheartens me to know that because of two countries, the people of Syria are in even more danger than before. We could have seen a light at the end of the tunnel; instead, the 11-month clash between al-Assad’s army and the Free Syria Army has escalated and is now seeing an unprecedented amount of violence.
The international community needs to act fast and help the people of Syria because no one is safe from al-Assad’s wrath.