Syria – Bombing of Aleppo hospitals – Jean-Marc Ayrault’s statement (July 23 and 24, 2016)

I was shocked to learn that in the past 24 hours, medical facilities were hit yet again during air raids on Aleppo.

Such actions clearly contradict resolution 2286, in which – last May – the UN Security Council condemned violence against the sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel in armed conflicts.

In Syria, it is more urgent than ever for the regime and its supporters to end their attacks on civilians, to restore the cessation of hostilities, to ensure that all those in need of humanitarian aid have access to it, and to resume negotiations on a political transition.

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