France condemns the mass use of barrels packed with explosives against civilians by the Syrian regime. A raid carried out by the regime in Aleppo yesterday against a bus stop caused numerous casualties including children.
As the UN commission of inquiry has underscored on numerous occasions, this indiscriminate bombing, which is part of a strategy being pursued by the Syrian regime, deliberately targets civilians as well as homes, schools, markets and places of worship. It constitutes a war crime, and may amount to a crime against humanity.
The perpetrators of these barbaric acts must be brought to justice.