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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 remove filter
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of an attack on 21 March on Kessab in northern Syria; whether they have made any estimate of the number of those killed in the attack and of those who have fled the town as a result; whether they have received any reports about the desecration of churches in the town; and what assessment they have made of the possible involvement of the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham in the attack. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answer text <p>We are concerned by the reports of violence in Kessab, although it is impossible to establish an accurate figure of the numbers of people who have been killed or displaced. We believe that the majority of the ethnic Armenian population of the town has left, along with many other Syrians, because of the fighting in the area. We have not received any confirmed reports of churches being desecrated and we call for all places of worship to be respected. We understand that a range of groups has been involved in the fighting, including the Al-Nusrah Front. We urge all sides to the conflict in Syria to respect international humanitarian law and the rights of all Syrians. Both the Syrian National Coalition and the Free Syrian Army have repeatedly made clear their commitment to protecting all civilians, regardless of religious, ethnic and political affiliation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
tabling member
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this