New York

22 February 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Bombings in Homs and Damascus

The Secretary-General condemns the multiple bombings on 21 February in Damascus and Homs, Syria, and claimed by Da’esh/ISIL. Reports by local monitors state that at least 155 people, mainly civilians, may have been killed and several hundred injured in these terrorist attacks. 

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. Those responsible for these atrocious and deliberate attacks on civilians must be held accountable.