UN Criticizes International Community 'Indifference' to Syria Conflict as 100 Civilians Die in 10 Days

8/2/2019

Airstrikes in Syria over the last 10 days have killed more than 100 civilians, according to the UN, which has criticized the “apparent international indifference” in response to the escalating violence. The death toll includes at least 26 children.

The Syrian government, backed by the Russian air force, said the increases in attacks on Idlib and areas in northwestern Syria, the last remaining major anti-government stronghold, was due to violations of a truce by jihadists with links to al-Qaeda, the BBC reports.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the Syrian government, under President Bashar al-Assad, and its allies for the “latest relentless campaign of airstrikes” in a forceful statement, saying they have “continued to hit medical facilities, schools, and other civilian infrastructure such as markets and bakeries.”

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