UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about fighting in southwestern Syria which, he said, has displaced thousands of civilians and poses a threat to regional security, according to his spokesman.
“The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the recent military escalation, including ground offensives and aerial bombardments, in southwestern Syria,” Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
The United Nations estimates that the fighting near the border with Jordan and Israel-occupied Golan Heights has forced thousands of civilians to flee, with many moving toward Jordan.
Moreover, Antonio Guterres also called for an instant end to the military escalation in the embattled region.
“The attacks have resulted in the displacement of thousands of civilians, the majority of whom are moving towards the Jordanian border,” Stephane Dujarric emphasized in a statement.