UN / SYRIA UPDATE

06-Oct-2023 00:02:00
The Secretary-General expressed his “deep concern” about the attack on a military academy graduation ceremony in Homs on Thursday, which reportedly resulted in over one hundred casualties, including civilians, a UN spokesperson said. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SYRIA UPDATE
TRT: 02:00
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 06 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

06 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In a statement issued earlier today, the Secretary-General expressed his deep concern about the attack on a military academy graduation ceremony in Homs yesterday, which reportedly resulted in over one hundred casualties, including civilians. The Secretary-General is also alarmed over reports of retaliatory shelling on multiple locations in northwest Syria and emerging reports of heavy casualties. The Secretary-General deplores the loss of lives. He underscored that a nationwide ceasefire is essential for a meaningful political process to implement resolution 2254 (2015).”
4. Med shot, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General also strongly condemns all violence in Syria and urges all parties to respect their obligations under international law. He also recalls that civilians and civilian infrastructure must be protected in accordance with international humanitarian law at all times.”
6. Close up, journalist
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Also on Syria, UN humanitarian officials have expressed grave concern over the renewed wave of hostilities in the north of the country. In a joint statement, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Adam Abdelmoula, and the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, Muhannad Hadi, said that the deadly attacks reported yesterday on several sites are a stark reminder that the country’s crisis continues to devastate civilians and civilian infrastructure.”
8. Close up, journalist
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Both officials implored all parties to take constant care to spare civilians and civilians objects, in accordance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law.”
10. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq walks away
STORYLINE
The Secretary-General expressed his “deep concern” about the attack on a military academy graduation ceremony in Homs on Thursday, which reportedly resulted in over one hundred casualties, including civilians, a UN spokesperson said.

Briefing journalists today (06 Oct) in New York, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said that António Guterres is also “alarmed” over reports of retaliatory shelling on multiple locations in northwest Syria and emerging reports of heavy casualties.

He added, “the Secretary-General deplores the loss of lives. He underscored that a nationwide ceasefire is essential for a meaningful political process to implement resolution 2254 (2015).”

Haq noted that the Secretary-General also “strongly condemns” all violence in Syria and “urges all parties to respect their obligations under international law.”

The Secretary-General also “recalls that civilians and civilian infrastructure must be protected in accordance with international humanitarian law at all times,” Haq said.

According to Haq, “also on Syria, UN humanitarian officials have expressed grave concern over the renewed wave of hostilities in the north of the country.”

He concluded, “in a joint statement, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Adam Abdelmoula, and the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, Muhannad Hadi, said that the deadly attacks reported yesterday on several sites are a stark reminder that the country’s crisis continues to devastate civilians and civilian infrastructure.”
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