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UN chief ‘outraged’ by attacks on Syrian refugees

May 7, 2016 at 11:59 am

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is “outraged” by Thursday’s attacks on Kamouna refugee camp near the village of Sarmada. Ban called for the situation to be referred to the International Criminal Court, a UN statement revealed on Friday.

“The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the Security Council to send a strong message to all warring parties that there will be serious consequences for grave violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.”

According to the UN, the attackers must be held accountable, as what took place in the camp near Idlib “could constitute a war crime.” Ban Ki-moon also called for the Security Council member states to “take immediate collective and decisive action to bring the tragedy unfolding in Syria to an end.”

In doing so, he suggested that they take action based on “resolutions 2254 (2015) and 2268 (2016) and follow through on the commitments they made in these resolutions to press the Syrian parties to stop their indiscriminate attacks on civilians.”