UN human rights accuses Syrian regime of orchestrating ‘apocalypse’

Vastavam web: Syrian regime is orchestrating an “apocalypse” that will strike elsewhere following the devastating crisis unfolding in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the UN human rights chief said today.In his annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the government’s actions in the area were “legally and morally unsustainable”, while warning the next nightmare for Syrian civilians would inevitably arrive soon.”It is urgent to reverse this catastrophic course, and to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court,” he added.

The Syrian army and allied militia launched an offensive on February 18 to retake Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-controlled region near the capital Damascus.
The offensive has been backed by Russia, the government’s key military ally.By today, government troops were at the edges of several key towns, including Misraba, Beit Sawa, Jisreen and Hammuriyeh.

Beyond Eastern Ghouta, Zeid said the seven-year-old conflict in Syria was entering “a new phase of horror”, noting rising violence in the rebel-held area of Idlib and Turkey’s offensive in Afrin.