Syria – Bombing of Maraat al-Noman (October 19, 2012)
France strongly condemns yesterday’s bombing by Syrian armed forces of the town of Marat al-Noman, which left at least 47 dead, including 23 children.
These raids on civilian populations reveal the horror and cruelty of the regime’s implacable repression of its own population.
At a time when Mr. Brahimi, the joint special representative of the UN and the Arab League, is in Damascus, these crimes highlight the urgency of instituting a lasting cease-fire and political transition in keeping with the aspirations of the Syrian people. The regime in Damascus must be held accountable for all the suffering it has inflicted on the Syrian people.