World Bulletin/News Desk
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, “Such horrific acts should be a reminder to all the parties and all who have influence on them that this terrible conflict has gone on far too long and children have suffered more than enough."
In the statement issued on its official website about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, UNICEF noted that the reports of attacks on civilians, presumably including children, on the outskirts of Damascus are "deeply disturbing."
UNICEF described the Wednesday chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians as "horrific," pointing out that the conflict in Syria has overstepped humanitarian limits, especially by threatening children's lives.
“Such horrific acts should be a reminder to all the parties and all who have influence on them that this terrible conflict has gone on far too long and children have suffered more than enough," added the statement.
“Children must be protected, and those who fail to protect them will be held accountable,” stressed UNICEF.
The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) blamed the Syrian regime forces of carrying out a chemical attack in the suburbs of the Ghouta region in the early hours of Wednesday, claiming that at least 1,300 people were killed in the assault.
But the Syrian regime strongly denied the claim and described reports and figures as "lies and groundless," blaming the international media for covering baseless stories aiming at "distracting a visiting team of United Nations chemical weapons experts from their mission."
A UN team is currently in Syria to investigate an earlier allegation reported by the Syrian government about the use of chemical weapons at Khan al-Assal, as well as two other allegations reported by Security Council member states.Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 12:05