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Attacks in Idlib, Syria: Minister Murrison's statement

Minister for the Middle East, Dr Andrew Murrison, calls for an end to regime attacks on civilians, including health and humanitarian workers, in Syria.

Minister for the Middle East & Minister of State for International Development Dr Andrew Murrison recently said:

I was appalled to learn that two health workers and one humanitarian worker were killed in Idlib this week as they responded to regime attacks on civilians.

This is the latest in a series of regime attacks on health and humanitarian workers, and civilian buildings including hospitals.

We must see an end to this wilful disregard for civilian life - we call on the Assad regime and their Russian backers to adhere to their commitments under international humanitarian law.

The UK Government commends the bravery of the men and women putting their lives at risk to deliver vital humanitarian and health support across Syria. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragedy.

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