Saudi scholars slam 'criminal massacres' by Assad regime

Saudi scholars slam 'criminal massacres' by Assad regime
A general view shows Syrian pro-government forces walking in the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo on Tuesday, after they captured the area. (AFP / Youssef Karwashan)
Updated 13 December 2016

Saudi scholars slam 'criminal massacres' by Assad regime

Saudi scholars slam 'criminal massacres' by Assad regime

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's senior ulema panel on Tuesday said it's time for world action against the Syrian regime's “criminal massacres” against civilians in Aleppo.
“The criminal Syrian regime has committed the ugliest crimes in a way unknown in modern history, where the bodies of the dead fill the streets and under the rubble of destroyed buildings,” the secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
“The savage bombardment harvests lives everywhere, including in hospitals and houses of worship, while the international community is helpless or ineffective to take any decision to deter this criminal machine,” it added.
The panel said it's time for the world and international organizations need to end their indifference and move "to deter the criminal machine of Bashar Al-Assad."
Qatar earlier called for an emergency Arab League meeting to discuss the situation in Aleppo, Doha-based Al Jazeera television reported. (With Reuters)