New York

01 October 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on bomb attacks in Syria

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s bomb attacks in Homs which, initial reports indicate, killed 39 people, including 30 schoolchildren between the ages of six and nine.  He regards this as an act of the utmost depravity.
The Secretary-General reiterates his call on all warring sides in this brutal and bloody conflict to stop the indiscriminate use of any weapons immediately. The Secretary-General appeals to all Syrian, regional and international actors to redouble their efforts to bring this horrific conflict to an end and help reach a long-overdue political solution.
The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a swift recovery to those injured in today’s bombings.