Syria: Battlefield Deaths of Dozens of Turkish Troops – Security Council Briefing

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Briefing by Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, during the 8788th meeting of the Security Council.

In her remarks to a Security Council meeting in emergency session on Syria following the death on the battlefield of dozens of Turkish troops, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary Dicarlo said that civilians living in daily terror from the guns, shells and mortar rounds across Syria, were “not asking for a pause in the fighting. They are asking for an end to the killing.”

Di Carlo said, “the UN has countless times reminded all parties that any attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure are simply unacceptable. We have repeatedly called for a ceasefire. We have reaffirmed to the parties that all military operations must respect the rules of international humanitarian law. If such horrific acts and tactics persist despite global outrage, is it largely because their authors do not fear accountability and justice?”

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