Bachelet: Terrorists exploiting COVID-19 pandemic to inflict violence on civilians in Syria

Geneva, SANA – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that terrorist groups in Syria are exploiting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to inflict violence on civilians.

Bachelet said on Friday that several armed groups in Syria, including Daesh (ISIS), appear to view the global focus on the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to regroup and inflict violence on the population.

The Commissioner warned that this situation as a “ticking time-bomb that must not be ignored.”

Hazem Sabbagh

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