Ban Ki-moon concerned about Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS


Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General. File photo

ARA News 

Damascus, Syria – The U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, urged militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) to treat humanly the Jordanian pilot, whose warplane was shot down in the province of Raqqa in northeastern Syria.  The official spokesman of the United Nations, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement that the Secretary-General calls on the pilot’s captors “to treat him in accordance with international humanitarian law”.

The pilot is considered the first captive taken by IS militants of the U.S.-led international coalition. 

According to Dujarric, Ban Ki-moon “is deeply concerned with the continued use of violence across the country, including the use of ‘barrel bombs’ in populated areas.”

The U.N. spokesman also stressed that the use of barrel bombs “was a violation of international law”.


Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi

Source: ARA News 

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