Assad forces advance, and Allepo is in danger of being completely destroyed. The international community reacts.


As Syrian government forces and their allies close in rebel-held areas of the now semi destroyed city, heavy bombardments continue. The civilian areas are now in ruins, and the reported use of chemical weapons among other heavy armor is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee the area.
The United Nations has repeatedly warned about men going missing at the hands of the regime, and about Islamist rebel groups blocking the safe passage of civilian population, killing those who resist.
In a meeting that took place in Paris, representatives from many countries are reaching out to Syrian opposition leaders in order to find a way to end the violence. One of the discussed points was to allow immediate access to the United Nations for humanitarian aid. Opposition leaders reiterated that they are open to resume peace negotiations, but that will only be possible “without pre-conditions”
Russian and American representatives were due to meet in Geneva, with the aims of finding a deal to enable civilians to leave Aleppo safely.
Analysts from all over the world coincide in the fact that islamist fighters and jihadi groups are only a part a multitude of competing rebel groups fighting for the same territory. And Assad’s policies have not helped in reaching the peace agreements that are so necessary for the Syrian people.
John Kerry, United State’s secretary of statate, called out Assad’s policies and those of his allies, which have made the situation worse and more dangerous for the civil population who has found themselves stranded in the area. About this he stated: “…the Syrian government and its allies classify all opposition groups as “terrorists” and have emphasised the inclusion of jihadi groups including former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra in the battle for Aleppo”
Analysts also fear that opposite factions may unite and fight Assad’s regime to the end, causing more suffering for those caught in the middle of the conflict.