Syria – Aerial bombardment (June 12, 2016)


France strongly condemns the air raids carried out against the cities of Idlib and Maaret al-Numan, which killed more than 20 civilians including several children.

The continued bombing by the regime and its supporters flouts the commitments made collectively in Vienna on May 17 to restore the truce.

As Jean-Marc Ayrault indicated during his visit to the UN headquarters in New York, there is an urgent need to implement the cessation of hostilities, bring an immediate end to the bombing of civilians and ensure continuous, safe and unimpeded humanitarian access. The negotiations between the regime and the opposition must resume in order to reach a political solution, which, in accordance with UNSCR 2254, is the only way to put an end to the conflict.