UN / IDLIB CEASEFIRE

02-Aug-2019 00:00:55
UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the Organization welcomed last night’s announcement of a ceasefire in north-western Syria. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / IDLIB CEASEFIRE
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 02 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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02 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And on Syria, we can say that we welcome last night’s announcement of a ceasefire in the northwest of the country. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), no airstrikes have been reported since midnight, but there are reports of artillery shelling in northern Hama. The pause comes after three months of intense hostilities that have resulted in close to 500 civilians killed and the displacement of more than 440,000 people. The UN reminds all parties to the conflict, and those who have influence over them, of their obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and the principles of distinction and proportionality enshrined in International Humanitarian Law.”
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UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the Organization welcomed last night’s announcement of a ceasefire in north-western Syria.

Dujarric told reporters in New York today (02 Aug) that, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), “no airstrikes have been reported since midnight, but there are reports of artillery shelling in northern Hama.”

The pause comes after three months of intense hostilities that have resulted in close to 500 civilians killed and the displacement of more than 440,000 people.

Dujarric said the UN reminds “all parties to the conflict, and those who have influence over them, of their obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and the principles of distinction and proportionality enshrined in International Humanitarian Law.”
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