Condemning Attack in Syria, Secretary-General’s Spokesman Urges Parties in Conflict to Ensure Safety, Security of Those Awaiting Evacuation

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15 April 2017

Condemning Attack in Syria, Secretary-General’s Spokesman Urges Parties in Conflict to Ensure Safety, Security of Those Awaiting Evacuation

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

We condemn the attack today in Rasheedin, west Aleppo, on 5,000 evacuees travelling from the towns of Foah and Kefraya to Government-controlled areas.  We express our condolences to the families of the victims of the incident and wish those injured a speedy recovery.

The evacuations were being conducted in accordance with the agreement reached pursuant to the Four Towns agreement, covering Foah, Kefraya, Madaya and Zabadani.  We call on the parties to ensure the safety and security of those waiting to be evacuated.  Those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice.

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