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UN calls for immediate halt of military operations in Southwest Syria


[6/30/2018 6:42:45 AM]

AMMONNEWS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, late Friday called for an immediate cessation of military operations in southwest Syria and its devastating toll on civilians.

According to a statement, Guterres said that the southwest area of Syria is part of a de-escalation agreement agreed between Jordan, Russia and the United States.

Guterres called on all parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and human rights law, protect civilians and facilitate safe, unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access.

"All stakeholders must immediately stop attacks directed against medical and educational facilities and put in place security conditions for United Nations cross-border deliveries to resume without further day," the statement read.

The UN official urged the international community to unite to put an end to this expanding conflict, which risks further de-stabilizing the region and worsening the deep humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighboring states.

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