US condemns ‘vicious’ attacks by Syrian regime on civilians

The State Department late Monday responded to “vicious” attacks by the Syrian regime against civilians, condemning the violence “in the strongest terms.”

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“Brutal attacks such as these show that this regime has no future in Syria. Those that commit atrocities will be held accountable,” spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said in a statement.

“The United States calls on all parties that continue to assist the regime in executing its war against the Syrian people to end their support.”

The State Department singled out an attack on people waiting to buy bread at a bakery in the town of Helfeya.

Dozens of people were killed in that airstrike, according to Reuters.

A witness told the news service that more than 1,000 people were lined up at the bakery.