Recent attacks in Syria show "monstrous disregard" for civilians

Displaced Syrians receive UNICEF winter clothing kits. Photo: UNICEF/Aho Yousef

The latest violence in Syria reveals "a monstrous disregard for civilian lives" by all sides to the country's conflict, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the bombing this week of a key hospital in the city of Aleppo and deadly blasts at busy markets in other towns indicate that the carnage is returning to levels not seen since the start of a ceasefire in late February.

The truce preceded the most recent round of peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending the five-year-old crisis.

Daniel Johnson asked UN human rights spokesperson Rupert Colville, to outline the High Commissioner's concerns.

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