US condemns Syria strikes, 'disregard for human life'

Maya, a 4-year-old Syrian girl, lies in a hospital bed after she was injured in air strikes by Syrian government forces on a marketplace in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus on August 17, 2015The United States on Monday condemned Syrian air strikes on a rebel-held town that left nearly 100 dead, and insisted President Bashar al-Assad must go. “Yesterday’s air strikes, following its other recent market bombings and attacks on medical facilities, demonstrate the regime’s disregard for human life,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “As we have said, Assad has no legitimacy to lead the Syrian people,” he added, in a statement to reporters.

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