Secretary-General Condemns as Abhorrent Deadly Air Strike on Syrian Market Occurring after Ceasefire Reportedly Restored

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13 June 2016

Secretary-General Condemns as Abhorrent Deadly Air Strike on Syrian Market Occurring after Ceasefire Reportedly Restored

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

The Secretary-General condemns the abhorrent attack carried out on 12 June in Idlib city, Syria, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area.  The apparent air strike took place while a ceasefire stipulated in the Four Towns Agreement, which covers Idlib city, had reportedly been restored over the weekend.  Local sources reported that the attack left dozens of civilians, including women and children, dead or wounded.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  He calls on all those responsible for attacks on civilians to be held accountable.

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