Press release

Foreign Secretary condemns further Syrian barrel bomb use

Philip Hammond condemns apparent barrel bomb attacks in Syria which have killed and injured more innocent civilians

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The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

I am appalled by this latest brutal attack by Assad’s regime, just over a week after video footage emerged showing Syrian regime aircrew dropping barrel bombs out of helicopters.

This is further shocking proof of the horrific and indiscriminate methods the Assad regime is using to kill and injure innocent civilians, including children.

Our position remains as strong as ever – we will continue to call for a political transition to a future in which Assad has no part.

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Published 30 May 2015