The UN children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported the death of 22 children and six teachers in the attack on Syrian school, the statement said Foundation Executive Director Anthony lake, posted on the organization’s website.
“Twenty-two children and six teachers, according to information received, were killed today when their school building was repeatedly attacked in Idlib, Syria”, – said the Executive Director of the Foundation.
He said that what happened is a tragedy and a war crime.
According to him, we are talking about perhaps the most lethal attack on a school in Syria since the conflict began in the country in 2011.
Evidence that, as a result of the attack killed the children, the statement is not presented, notes RIA “Novosti”.
Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin called a terrible message about the attack on the school in the Syrian Idlib. “I find it easier just to say that it’s not us, but I am a responsible person, so I need to wait and see what will our Ministry of defense” – quoted the diplomat TASS.
TV channel Al-Jazeera reports that close to the opposition Syrian human rights activists blamed an air strike on Russia.
Idlib province in Northwest Syria, it borders with the province of Aleppo. The territory of Idlib in 2015 controlled by the terrorist organization “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia), and Russian planes VC struck the region. In December 2015, the Agency Reuters with reference to the rescuers reported the deaths of dozens of civilians in the air attack by Russian aircraft.
The armed opposition continues in Syria since March 2011. According to the UN, killed more than 220 thousand people.