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De Mistura: Suffering in Ghouta is unbearable and civilians must be protected

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Syria's UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, said on Friday that the Syrian regime's forces were intensifying their ground and air assault on Ghouta.

De Mistura said that the escalations in Syria’s Ghouta have become unbearable and the civilians must be protected.

He said that there are confirmed violations in the use of forbidden weapons adding that Syrian women were exposed to sexual assault during evictions.

He called for the ceasefire to cover all Syrian territory pointing out that dozens of wounded do not receive medical assistance due to continued shelling.

De Mistura said that Resolution 2401 and the formation of the Constitutional Commission were not implemented.

He asserted that Syrian people have the right to choose their representatives and their political system.

He added that the guarantors in Astana agreed to establish a permanent secretariat to follow up on the issue of the detainees.