UNICEF horrified by child death toll in Syria bombing

UNICEF is horrified by reports of a bombing raid in Aleppo that may have killed as many as 28 children.

UNICEF horrified by child death toll in Syria bombing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement on Monday that it is absolutely unacceptable for children to be targeted in this manner, whether through the use of indiscriminate weapons resulting in mass casualties, or by any other means.

Releasing a written statement on the reported killing of children in Aleppo, Calivis said that UNICEF is horrified by reports of a bombing raid in Aleppo that may have killed as many as 28 children.

Reports say the attack took place on Sunday, 15 December when improvised bombs were dropped from helicopters on parts of Aleppo city, in northern Syria and between 14 and 28 children were killed, said the statement.

The statement also underlined that UNICEF has repeatedly called upon on all parties to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect all civilians, including children, from the conflict and we strongly reiterate that call again today.

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