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UN condemns attacks on schools in Haas village, Syria
12:01, 28 October 2016
UN condemns attacks on schools in Haas village, Syria

If the assault was intentional, it could be qualified as war crime, - UN News Centre

12:01, 28 October 2016

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The UN urges to hold the independent investigation in the case of attack on schools in Haas, Idlib province, Syria, as well as other attacks against civilians in this country.  Education envoy Gordon Brown said this as quoted by the UN News Centre.

Seven air strikes on three schools in Haas village killed 22 school students and six teachers; the assault took place on October 26, Syrian human rights watchers said.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was ‘shocked’ at the news about the attack in Haas village on October 26, as his press secretary put it. The UN leader added that such horrific acts take place mostly because perpetrators do not fear justice.  

Earlier, UNICEF reported assessed the attack as ‘the bloodiest one’ since the beginning of the war in Syria five years ago. ‘It’s a tragedy. It’s violence. If perpetrated intentionally, this can be qualified as a war crime,’ UNICEF statement said.   

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