US strongly condemns attacks on Syrian civilians in Idlib

WASHINGTON, The US strongly condemned Friday the Syrian Assad regime’s airstrikes “with Russian support” against civilians in Idlib Governorate and other areas of northwest Syria.

State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement “the airstrikes — continue to cause numerous casualties among civilians and humanitarian workers, and damage to hospitals and civilian infrastructure in Idlib and other areas of northwest Syria.” The statement added that these attacks over the last 48 hours “have hit a school, a maternity hospital, and homes, killing 12 and injuring nearly 40.” “The latest reported incidents reflect a well-documented pattern of attacks against civilians and infrastructure by Russian and Syrian forces,” the statement stressed.

“We urge Russia and the Assad regime to resolve this conflict through the UN-facilitated political process and to stop waging war in civilian areas,” the statement noted.

It affirmed its full support for “the work of the UN Board of Inquiry to investigate attacks on UN-supported medical facilities in northwest Syria.” The statement reiterated, “There is no military solution to this conflict,” stressing that “attacks on innocent Syrians must cease immediately for the humanitarian crisis to end and for the political process to go forward in line with UNSC Resolution 2254.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency