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Foreign Secretary statement on reports of air strike on Syrian refugee camp

Statement by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond following reports of an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp in Samarda, Syria.

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The Foreign Secretary said:

Reports of the bombing of a refugee camp in Samarda this evening are horrifying. The Asad Regime’s contempt for efforts to restore the cessation of hostilities in Syria is clear for all to see.

This attack took place against the backdrop of a concert in Palmyra, a tasteless attempt to distract attention from the continued suffering of millions of Syrians. It shows that there are no depths to which the regime will not sink. It is time for those with influence over Asad to say enough is enough.

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Published 5 May 2016