Syria – Situation on the ground (May 2, 2016)


France strongly condemns the attacks by the regime which have caused numerous casualties.

Developments over the last few days have been tragic for the civilian populations, who, like the medical care facilities, are being deliberately targeted by the regime.

We call for the restoration of the truce agreed upon on February 27, 2016, throughout the Syrian territory. France calls on the regime’s supporters to assume their responsibilities and to use their influence on Damascus to bring the fighting to an end.

France would like a ministerial meeting of the International Syria Support Group to be convened in the near future in order to restore the truce, reaffirm the need to protect the civilian populations in accordance with international humanitarian law and to give the negotiations for a political solution a chance, in accordance with the terms of the Geneva Communiqué and UNSCR 2254.