Syria: UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attacks in Damascus

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus yesterday, his spokesman said today.

 

Syria 1203Street in Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNHCR/J. Wreford

New York, March 12, 2017.- “The Secretary-General is appalled by the utter disregard for human life displayed by the perpetrators, and extends his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, many of whom were pilgrims,” said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement issued today.

“Those responsible for the bombings, and anyone carrying out attacks against civilians, must be held accountable,” he added.

According to media reports, twin blasts killed at least 40 people Saturday near holy shrines frequented by Shiites.



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