Syria and its allies continue to turn their weapons on the citizens of Syria.
On Wednesday, two White Helmets — members of the Syrian Civil Defense — were killed when a Russian airstrike hit an ambulance. This latest attack adds two more to the 26o service members already killed since the Syrian civil war began.
Putting Down the Rebels
The Syrian government is doing everything it can to put down its opposition.
The Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, is a group of rebels operating with the opposition forces.
The goal of the organization is to provide rescue efforts to locals during bombings and attacks. This is a volunteer force of Syrians who want nothing more than to protect their own people.
The two individuals killed during this airstrike were no doubt on their way to provide aid when they were struck and killed by a Russian missile.
This would be akin to opposing forces purposely targeted a medic or ambulance on the field of battle.
No More Cease Fire
Only a few weeks ago, a cease-fire was called.
However, within hours of the agreement, more attacks were launched in civilian areas believed to be opposition strongholds.
The attacks created mass panic in the country, with more than 300,000 people fleeing the area for safety.
The United Nations is calling this one of the worst humanitarian disasters of this conflict, yet nothing is being done to stop it. The conflict is now in its eighth year and shows no signs of letting up.
In the meantime, it seems as though every day more innocent lives are lost at the hands of the Syrian government and Russia.