Bombings across Syria reveal ‘monstrous disregard’ for civilians: UN rights chief

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UNITED NATIONS, May, 1 (APP): The United Nations human rights chief has said that the latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries in Syria, including bombings of marketplaces and medical facilities, reveal a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties to the conflict,” and called for urgent action to help the Syrian people.

“Reports are coming in from Aleppo, Homs, Damascus and Rural Damascus,  Idleb and Deir ez-Zour of mounting civilian casualties,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement released by his Office (OHCHR).

“In Idleb last week, on 19 April, bombs were reportedly dropped in a vegetable market in Maarat al-Nu’man, the busiest area in town, during the busiest part of the day, killing at least 44 people and destroying dozens of shops. In the town of Kafr Nabel, bombs were again dropped on a market in the busiest area of the town, narrowly missing an after-school centre containing 50 children aged 6 to 10,” he added.