DFID - Syria (Written)

Joan Ryan MP: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Kobane following the recent attack by ISIL.

Mr Desmond Swayne MP: We are deeply concerned for the safety of civilians and humanitarian staff present in Kobane following recent reports of an ISIL incursion into the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that between 145 and 200 civilians were killed in the ISIL attack, and many more were wounded. We are watching the latest developments closely and continue to call on all sides of the conflict to respect International Humanitarian Law and protect civilians.

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