UN chief condemns 'abhorrent' attack on market in Syria's Idlib city

13 June 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the abhorrent attack carried out yesterday in Idlib city, Syria, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area.

“The apparent air strike took place while a ceasefire stipulated in the Four Towns Agreement, which covers Idlib city, had reportedly been restored over the weekend,” indicated a statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson.

Local sources reported that the attack left dozens of civilians, including women and children, dead or wounded.

“The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He calls on all those responsible for attacks on civilians to be held accountable,” the statement concluded.


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