Eastern Aleppo faces extermination due to incessant airstrikes carried out by the Assad regime and its Russian allies. Barrel bombs, incendiary cluster munitions and ‘bunker-busting’ high explosives are being dropped on its civilian population of approximately 300,000, including 100,000 children. Hospitals are a prime target. Now, only 30 doctors remain in Eastern Aleppo to treat the victims of these horrific attacks.
We cannot stand by while the children of Aleppo are being killed and gravely injured. We must speak out against Vladimir Putin and his Russian forces for their direct role in perpetrating these atrocities.
On Thursday, 20th October, Dundalk FC face Putin’s local team – Zenit St. Petersburg – in the Europa League
The Irish Syria Solidarity Movement (ISSM) is holding a demonstration before this significant football match. Please join us outside Tallaght Stadium, from 6pm on Thursday, to protest against Russia’s military involvement in the war in Syria.
Show your solidarity with the people of Aleppo, and elsewhere in Syria, who are under Russian bombardment.
Leading NGOs on the current situation in Aleppo:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Head of Operations: ’The whole of eastern Aleppo is being targeted. Hundreds of civilians are being massacred; their lives have turned into hell.’
Amnesty International: ‘Deliberate attacks on civilians not directly participating in hostilities and on civilian objects, including hospitals and other medical facilities, violate international humanitarian law (also known as the laws of war) and amount to war crimes’