Escalation of violence in northwest Syria as at least three children killed, and two others injured

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

15 July 2021
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AMMAN, 15 July 2021: “Violence is escalating in northwest Syria amid an increase of children killed and injured.

“UNICEF confirms that only this morning, three children were killed in two separate attacks in the area. The attacks have taken place in the de-escalation zone despite the ceasefire from March last year.

“In the past two weeks alone, at least 10 children have been verified killed in Syria.

“This is a terrifying sign that violence is coming back to Syria. Communities face a serious risk of losing the little respite they had during the lull in violence.

“Violence and any resumption of hostilities will take the Syrian people further away from reaching a peaceful and political solution to end the bloodshed and solve the decade-long crisis in Syria.”

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