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Civilian dead: the international community has lost all credibility for Syrians (Photo: FreedomHouse2)

Time to end the silence on Syria

Last week, the Syrian government launched at least four ballistic missiles in the direction of the city of Aleppo, the second-largest city in Syria.

The four projectiles, which are likely to have been Scud-type missiles, struck the city and a town in its outskirts. Human Rights Watch, an international human rights watchdog, reported that more than 140 Syrian civilians, including at least 71 children, were killed in the attacks.

No military targets were in the vicinity of the str...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Civilian dead: the international community has lost all credibility for Syrians (Photo: FreedomHouse2)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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