France utterly condemns the bombing on June 12 that affected the city of Afrin, the al Shifaa Hospital and a large number of civilians, several of whom were medical staff.
It extends its condolences to the victims’ families and reaffirms the obligation to ensure the protection of health personnel and infrastructure, notably recalled by UNSCR 2286 (2016).
France calls for full light to be shed on those responsible for this attack, carried out in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. The location of this hospital had been communicated to all parties.
France reaffirms its support for the fight against the impunity of the perpetrators of the most serious violations of international humanitarian law.