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Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt appalled by explosions at Aleppo University

FCO Minister Alistair Burt: brutal attacks at Aleppo University highlight urgent need for political transition

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Commenting on reports of explosions in Aleppo which killed more than 80 people inside Aleppo University, the Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, said:

“I am shocked at the appalling news of two explosions in Aleppo University which have reportedly killed more than 80 people, mostly students taking their exams, and injured a hundred more.

“If verified, this twin attack would be one of the deadliest since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. These brutal attacks highlight yet again the urgent need for a political transition and an end to the violence, and for those responsible for these acts to be held to account.”

Published 16 January 2013