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Egypt concerned over military escalation in Syria, calls for end to humanitarian crisis

On Saturday, Damascus witnessed a string of powerful blasts, the result of joint military strikes by the US, France and Britain against the Bashar Al-Assad regime, a week after the suspected deadly gas attack on Douma

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Apr 2018
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A general view shows the city of Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt voiced Saturday its concern over military escalation in Syria and the threat it poses to the Syrian people and regions that reached agreement on reducing tension, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read.

The statement highlighted the importance of a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis and an end to the humanitarian disaster fuelled by the armed conflict.

Egypt underlined its refusal of the use of internationally prohibited weaponry in Syrian territories. It also demanded an international transparent investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons.

Last week, Douma, a rebel-held suburb in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, was allegedly attacked with chemical weapons, killing dozens. The attacks continued during the week in Homs, with more reported casualties.

A Syrian medical relief group said at least 60 people had been killed and more than 1,000 injured in several sites in Douma.

“Egypt continues to show its solidarity to Syria and its nation in order to achieve their aspirations to live in safety and stability and to preserve their national capabilities and territorial integrity through a political consensus that includes all sectors of society,” the statement read.

On Saturday, Damascus witnessed a string of powerful blasts, the result of joint military strikes by the US, France and Britain against the Bashar Al-Assad regime, a week after the suspected deadly gas attack on Douma. 

 

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