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Merkel says "appalled" by suffering in Syria due to Russian bombing

by Reuters
Monday, 8 February 2016 13:07 GMT

ANKARA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was appalled by the suffering of civilians in Syria who are fleeing the city of Aleppo under bombardment from Russian-backed government forces.

"We are now, over the last few days, not only appalled but also shocked by the human suffering of tens of thousands of people through bombing attacks, and also bombing attacks originating from the Russian side," she said in Ankara. (Writing by Noah Barkin and Joseph Nasr)

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