Secretary-General Condemns Attack on West Aleppo, Reiterating Call for Referral of Situation in Syria to International Criminal Court

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28 October 2016

Secretary-General Condemns Attack on West Aleppo, Reiterating Call for Referral of Situation in Syria to International Criminal Court

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

The Secretary-General condemns the reported attack on a school in the western part of Aleppo City, Syria, today, which killed a number of children.  Such attacks, if deliberate, may amount to war crimes.

Those responsible for these acts must be brought to justice.  The Secretary‑General reiterates his call on the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.

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