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Syria – Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria (July 25, 2016)

The UN Security Council examined the humanitarian situation in Syria in light of the tragic siege of Aleppo.

Hundreds of thousands of people in that city are being bombed on a daily basis by the regime and its allies.

France stressed how essential it is to end these operations, which are a gross violation of international humanitarian law and the cessation of hostilities agreement. The targeting of medical facilities by the regime and its allies is appalling.

Given the above, France reiterated the urgency:

  • of implementing the cessation of hostilities agreement
  • of providing civilians with continuous and unhampered access to humanitarian aid
  • and of resuming negotiations on a political transition.

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