(Human Rights Watch)  – The United Nations Security Council’s abject failure to address the horrific crimes against civilians in Syria means it is time for the General Assembly to act. For weeks, doctors, hospital staff, activists, journalists, and photographers in eastern Aleppo have told us that Russian and Syrian aircraft have relentlessly bombarded opposition-controlled parts of the city, indiscriminately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. The attacks, using barrel bombs, cluster munitions, and incendiary weapons, have badly damaged or partially destroyed at least five hospitals. According to the UN, the offensive has killed about 320 civilians, including more than 100 children.