Syria: UN envoy strongly condemns bombings in Damascus and Homs

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A street lined with rubble and destroyed buildings in the Old City area of Homs, Syria. © Photo: UNICEF/Nasar Ali

21 February 2016 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has strongly condemned bombings in two Syrian cities earlier today that resulted in more than 100 people killed or injured, including children.

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, the UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, condemned “yet another set of car bomb and suicide explosions in Damascus and Homs cities which killed and injured today over 100 people, including children.”

Mr. da Mistura said in the statement that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL/Da'esh, claimed responsibility for the “terrorist acts.”