France urges end to attacks on civilians in Syria

Syria – Bombing of hospitals in Aleppo – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 24 July 2016

I was appalled to learn that in the past 24 hours, medical facilities have been hit yet again during air raids on Aleppo.

Such actions clearly contradict Resolution 2286, in which – in May – the UN Security Council condemned violence against the sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel in armed conflicts.

In Syria, it is more urgent than ever for the regime and its supporters to end their attacks on civilians, to restore the cessation of hostilities, to ensure that all those in need of humanitarian aid have access to it, and to resume negotiations on a political transition./.

Published on 10/05/2017

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