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UN Chief calls for ending hostilities in Syria

New York, The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for putting an end to hostilities in Syria.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply alarmed by the escalating situation in Eastern Ghouta and its devastating impact on civilians, UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

More than 100 people have been reportedly killed since Monday, including at least 13 children, while five hospitals or medical clinics were hit by airstrikes, he added.

Nearly 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta have been subjected to airstrikes, shelling and bombardment, the statement read.

Eastern Ghouta is part of a de-escalation agreement reached in Astana, he said referring to Astana peace talks.

The Secretary-General reminds all parties, particularly the guarantors of the Astana agreements, of their commitments in this regard, the statement added.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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