NEW YORK/AMMAN, 26 October 2016
– “Twenty-two children and six teachers were reportedly murdered today when their school compound was repeatedly attacked in Idlib, Syria.
“This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime.
“This latest atrocity may be the deadliest attack on a school since the war began more than five years ago.
“Children lost forever to their families … teachers lost forever to their students … one more scar on Syria’s future.
“When will the world’s revulsion at such barbarity be matched by insistence that this must stop?”
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