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Obama says world 'united in horror' at bloodshed in Aleppo by Assad, allies
December 16, 2016 / 8:17 PM / 9 months ago

Obama says world 'united in horror' at bloodshed in Aleppo by Assad, allies

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to journalists as he participates in his last news conference of the year at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the world is “united in horror” at the fighting in Syria’s Aleppo and that President Bashar al-Assad and his allies were responsible for atrocities including reported massacres of civilians.

“Responsibility for this brutality lies in one place alone: with the Assad regime and its allies Russia and Iran. And this blood and these atrocities are on their hands,” Obama said at a White House news conference.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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