Syria – Barrel bomb attacks (June 1, 2015)

France condemns the intensive bombing carried out in recent days against the civilian populations by the regime’s air force in northern Syria, especially in Aleppo. These barrel bomb raids have killed scores of civilians, including children.

While Daesh is continuing to advance east of Aleppo, this brutal bombing campaign targeted against densely populated areas held by the opposition comes in addition to the countless violations of international humanitarian law committed by Bashar al-Assad.

France reaffirms the urgent need to implement a political transition, within the framework laid down by the Geneva Communiqué.

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