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The European Union condemned, on Monday, the targeting of Al-Shifa Private Hospital in the city of Afrin, northern Syria, without referring to the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

“The European Union condemns the June 12 attack on Al-Shifa Hospital in Afrin, northern Syria, which resulted in the death of many civilians, including medical staff and patients,” a statement issued by the office of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said.

The statement explained that the attack is a clear violation of international humanitarian law, expressing its condolences to the families of the victims, without addressing the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

And on Saturday, the terrorist “YPG/PKK” organization, from the city of Tal Rifaat, adjacent to the city of Afrin, in the Syrian province of Aleppo (north), targeted the Afrin Center and Al-Shifa Private Hospital, killing 14 civilians and wounding 32 others.

In March 2018, the Turkish forces and the Syrian National Army managed, through Operation Olive Branch, to liberate Afrin from the grip of the terrorist YPG/PKK, which had controlled it for six years.

“Tall Rifaat” in Aleppo governorate has been under the control of YPG terrorists since 2016, and they use it as a launching pad to carry out attacks.

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