UN expresses concern over escalation of violence in northern Syria

The United Nations expressed its deep concern at the ongoing escalation of violence in northern Syria and called on all parties to take the necessary measures to protect civilians.

Imran Riza, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis, and UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a United Nations statement: Children still suffer the consequences ongoing hostilities in parts of Syria.

He added: “We call on all parties to take all possible measures to minimize harm to the civilian population and uphold their obligations to protect civilians. The United Nations in Syria extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. .”

The statement reaffirms the UN’s commitment to work with all stakeholders to ensure the security and prosperity of Syria, including calling for a sustainable political solution for all Syrians.

The statement said that the attack, which took place on 18 August in Al-Hasakah, left 4 women and girls dead and 11 injured. On August 19, it was reported that as a result of an attack on a market in the city of Al-Bab, 13 civilians were killed, including 38 women and 4 armed women, 9 children.

Source: RT

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