Syria – Syrian air strikes in Idlib province (April 20, 2016)


France is alarmed by the proliferation of ceasefire violations and attacks by the regime against civilians in Syria.

The regime’s bombardment of a market in the town of Maaret al-Numan on April 19, which killed some 40 civilians, illustrates yet again its dangerous recklessness and rejection of any political solution.

France emphasizes that this indiscriminate attack on civilians is a clear violation of international humanitarian law. It calls on the regime to end such attacks and to commit to a political transition in accordance with the Geneva communiqué and the timetable established by UN Security Council resolution 2254.