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UN chief condemns heinous strikes

UN chief condemns heinous strikes
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned “heinous” attacks which killed and injured dozens at Kurdish new year celebrations in northeastern Syria. “Initial reports suggest that two separate bombings killed and injured up to 100 persons, including women and children. These heinous attacks took place during a holiday that is customarily a time for Kurdish communities to come together to share their hopes for the new year,” the UN secretary general said in a statement.

Ban said he “takes note” of the allegations that IS jihadists were behind the attack, and condemned the militant group. “The terrorist organisation’s despicable agenda includes efforts to incite sectarian and ethnic division among Syria’s diverse communities. It must not be allowed to succeed,” he said.

Hasakeh is a strategic province near Syria’s borders with Iraq and Turkey. In separate attacks on Friday, more than 70 Syrian government forces were killed when IS militants attacked checkpoints and other positions in the central Homs and Hama provinces.
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