Secretary-General condemns killing of Syrian Red Crescent chief

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the killing yesterday of Dr. Abd-al-Razzaq Jbeiro, Secretary-General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and extends his condolences to his family and colleagues. The Secretary-General condemns the attack that killed him, which targeted a vehicle clearly marked with the Red Crescent emblem. He calls on the Syrian Government to investigate this crime and bring the perpetrators to justice. The Secretary-General reminds all of their obligation to respect and protect humanitarian workers as they perform their duties and impartially serve all those who are in need.