The Syrian American Council (SAC) reiterated its call for a safe zone in northern Syria and an immediate political transition after Wednesday’s missile attack near the northwestern village of al-Qah.

Demanding an end to deadly attacks on civilians, the council said in a statement on Thursday: “It is clear that these steps are the only way that Syrian people can live safely in their own country.”

The statement came after a deadly attack on a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs), which left at least 16 civilians, many of them children, dead and more than 60 wounded. A nearby

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