22 February 2016

Condemning Multiple Deadly Bombings in Syria, Secretary-General Says Those Responsible Must Be Held Accountable

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the multiple bombings on 21 February in Damascus and Homs, Syria, and claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).  Reports by local monitors state that at least 155 people, mainly civilians, may have been killed and several hundred injured in these terrorist attacks.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  Those responsible for these atrocious and deliberate attacks on civilians must be held accountable.

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