Syria's UN envoy says: 'We don't bomb civilians'

Bashar Ja'afari asserts that Syrian government is not killing its own people


Reuters September 29, 2016
Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari. PHOTO: AFP

UNITED NATIONS: Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari rejected accusations on Thursday that the Syrian government was killing civilians.

"The Syrian government is not bombing civilians. These people are our own people. We don't bomb civilians, we don't kill civilians. We don't bomb humanitarian convoys. We don't do that. Those who did it are the terrorists," Ja'afari told reporters after a UN Security Council meeting on Syria.

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