United Na­tions chief slams deadly at­tack on Syr­ian school

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New York: United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ban Ki-moon on Fri­day strongly con­demned the re­ported at­tack on a school in the west­ern part of Syria’s Aleppo city that killed a num­ber of chil­dren.

“Such at­tacks, if de­lib­er­ate, may amount to war crimes,” UN spokesman Stephane Du­jar­ric said while read­ing a state­ment to re­porters at the UN head­quar­ters in New York.

“Those re­spon­si­ble for th­ese acts must be brought to jus­tice,” Mr Du­jar­ric said.

“The sec­re­tary-gen­eral re­it­er­ates his call on the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil to re­fer the sit­u­a­tion in Syria to the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court.” The at­tack, which re­port­edly left sev­eral chil­dren dead, came a day af­ter the spokesman is­sued a state­ment say­ing the UN chief was “ap­palled” by re­ports of at­tacks that killed stu­dents and teach­ers in a school com­plex in Haas vil­lage, Idlib gov­er­norate, Syria on Oc­to­ber 26.

In the pre­vi­ous state­ment, the sec­re­tary-gen­eral called for “an im­me­di­ate and im­par­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion” of that and other sim­i­lar at­tacks against civil­ians in Syria. Xin­hua

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