Minister condemns airstrikes against White Helmet centres in Syria

Syria – Attack on two White Helmet centres in Idlib Province – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 20 October 2016

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the airstrikes against two White Helmet centres in Idlib Province. These attacks killed one and injured several Syrian Civil Defence members.

My thoughts go out to the victims’ loved ones, to whom I offer my condolences, and to all the civilians who are risking their lives to help those affected by this conflict. The White Helmets’ commitment is extraordinary in this regard. They can count on France’s support.

The perpetrators and sponsors of these targeted attacks must be held accountable.

It is urgently necessary to end the bombing carried out by the regime and its backers, in Aleppo and in the rest of Syria./.

publie le 21/10/2016

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