Attack on the University of Aleppo

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 16, 2013

The United States is appalled by the Syrian regime’s deadly attack yesterday near the University of Aleppo, which reportedly killed more than 80 people and injured more than 150 people. According to eyewitnesses at the scene, regime planes launched aerial strikes in the vicinity of university facilities. We understand most of the victims of this tragedy were students and internally displaced people who had been housed at the university. We condemn any attack on unarmed civilians and continue to emphasize that those responsible for unlawful killings and other violations of international law will be identified and held accountable. Our sympathies and condolences go out to all those devastated by this senseless tragedy, which is only the latest in a long stream of losses inflicted by the Assad regime on its own people.

PRN: 2013/0034