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France's Ayrault says more bombing of Aleppo will fuel radicalisation
September 29, 2016 / 2:07 PM / in 10 months

France's Ayrault says more bombing of Aleppo will fuel radicalisation

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France's Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault speaks during a high-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016.Carlo Allegri

LONDON (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Thursday that the longer the bombardment of Aleppo continued in an ongoing Russian-backed offensive, the more it would fuel extremism in the partly-besieged Syrian city.

"The longer the bombardment of Aleppo goes on, the longer the massacre of the population continues, the more radicalisation will occur on the ground," Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters in London.

Reporting by Helen Reid; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Michael Holden

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