EU calls for ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

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A handout image dated 15 February 2016, provided by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Bordersorganization, showing destruction and rubble at an MSF-supported hospital in Idlib province in northern Syria, largely destroyed in an attack on early 15 February 2016. At least eight staff members are missing after airstrikes at a hospital affiliated with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in northern Syria, believed to have been carried out by Russian jets. 'We can confirm that the MSF-supported structure in Maaret al-Noumaan in northern Idlib was destroyed this morning in airstrikes,' said Mirella Hodeib, a press offer at MSF in Beirut. MSF said 40,000 people would be cut off from access to medical services as a result of the latest strikes on the hospital in Idlib. Three MSF-supported hospitals were recently damaged in Aleppo.

EU calls for ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib


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Europe’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini expressed the Union’s concerns about the Syrian provinces of Idlib and northern Hama, in a declaration on behalf of the EU.
“The continued presence and activities of UN-listed terrorist groups in the area contribute to the suffering of civilians, and remain of grave concern.”, she stated.
She also called on all sides to fully respect International Humanitarian Law, saying: “The EU reaffirms its firm determination to hold accountable those who violate IHL.”

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