Secretary-General Appalled by Reports of Deadly Attacks on School in Syria

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27 October 2016

Secretary-General Appalled by Reports of Deadly Attacks on School in Syria

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

The Secretary-General is appalled by reports of attacks that killed students and teachers in a school complex in Haas village, Idlib governorate, Syria. on 26 October.  If deliberate, this attack may amount to a war crime.

The Secretary-General calls for immediate and impartial investigation of this and other similar attacks against civilians in Syria. If such horrific acts persist despite global outrage, it is largely because their authors, whether in corridors of power or in insurgent redoubts, do not fear justice.  They must be proved wrong.

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