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    Recent attacks in Syria, which claimed the lives of civilians, may amount to war crimes, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN and President of the Security Council in May, said Thursday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Since late April, several attacks on medical facilities and other civilian objects have taken place in war-torn Syria.

    "The members of the Security Council expressed outrage at all recent attacks in Syria directed against civilians and civilian objects including medical facilities, as well as all indiscriminate attacks, and stressed that these actions may amount to war crimes," Aboulatta said while reading the UN Security Council joint statement.

    A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force across Syria on February 27. Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups were not part of the deal. Despite the ceasefire agreement, violence has escalated in Syria in recent weeks, especially in the northern Aleppo region.

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