Security Council condemns "terrorist attacks" in Aleppo, Syria

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A busy thoroughfare in the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo

The Security Council has strongly condemned what it calls "terrorist attacks" that took place in the Syrian town of Aleppo on Wednesday which reportedly left close to 50 people dead.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Council reaffirmed that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, is one of the most serious threats to international security.

It said that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The Council President Ambassador Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala read the statement.

"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Aleppo, Syria on 3 October, causing dozens of deaths and over one hundred civilians injured, responsibility for which was claimed by the Jebhat al-Nusra group affiliated with Al-Qaeda. They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous acts and to the people of Syria."

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The Security Council reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

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