Arabs around the world have taken to Twitter in droves over the past several days to accuse US President Barack Obama of complicity in government airstrikes on civilian areas of rebel-held Aleppo.
The criticism was levied after Obama ruled out a plan on Monday to create safe zones in the city’s opposition-controlled neighborhoods, suggested by U.S. officials on Sunday. The president said it was not “a practical alternative,” according to his spokesman Josh Earnest
The airstrikes have killed scores of civilians over the past 10 days in Syria’s largest city.
Twitter users used the popular hashtag #AleppoIsBurning to condemn President Obama for failing to do more to protect Syrian civilians.
More than 250 civilians – including 49 children – have been killed and at least five medical facilities hit across the divided city since April 22, according to Britain-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Along with the social technology company Meedan, we curated and translated a series of some of the most popular tweets on the subject: