UN: We want to reduce suffering and escalation in northwestern Syria

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United Nations said on Wednesday it wanted to see a reduction in the escalation and a halt to the suffering the Syrians face in northwestern Syria.

This came at a press conference held by the spokesman of the Secretary-General of the United Nations “Stephen Dugrick” at the permanent headquarters of the International Organization in New York.

The spokesman was responding to journalists’ questions about the Turkish National Security Council’s determination to make every effort to establish a “peace corridor” in Syria (referring to the safe area).

“The United Nations wants to see a reduction in the escalation and an end to the suffering that the Syrians are facing in that region,” Dugrick told reporters.

“Mr. Mark Lokoc, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, was clear at the UN Security Council session on Tuesday that the attacks on medical facilities should be immediately halted and the Secretary-General is fully involved in that,” he said.

Lukok said the bombing of the Syrian regime, backed by Russia, for more than three months, triggered a massacre in the “reduction of escalation” in Idlib.

He said he still hoped for further clarification from Russia on the targeting of hospitals and schools, although the United Nations provided details of its coordinates to the Russian side to prevent targeting.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Syrian Human Rights Network (HRinfo) reported that at least 781 civilians, including 208 children, had been killed in raids by the regime and its allies on the area of ​​reducing the escalation (north) between April 26 and July 27, This month.

Since April 26, the regime and its allies have been waging a fierce bombing campaign on the “reduction of escalation” area in northern Syria, identified under the Astana talks, in conjunction with a ground operation.

In mid-September 2017, the guarantors of the Astana process (Turkey, Russia and Iran) announced that an agreement would be reached on the establishment of an escalation reduction zone in Idlib and its environs.

The region currently has about 4 million civilians, including hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the regime from their cities and towns over the past years, throughout the country.

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