Syria urges int’l community to save residents of Yarmouk following ISIS offensive

Damascus, SANA-Hundreds of ISIS terrorists, aided by Jabhat al-Nusra, have entered Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said, anticipating “more crimes against the camp’s locals.”

In two identical letters to the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Security Council, the ministry pressed the international community to pressure Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and Jordan which support terrorists to get them out of the camp and save the lives of the residents.

ISIS offensive is intended to expel the locals and abort a national reconciliation agreement in the camp that was due to be signed Friday, the ministry said, warning that it puts at risk the lives of Palestinians and Syrians inside the camp.

The new attack comes in the context of an upsurge in massacres by terrorists who are doing the bidding of foreign sides, the ministry added, blaming the Turkish and Jordanian regimes for facilitating the entry of thousands of trained terrorists into Syria.

“Right from the beginning, Syria sought to prevent a Palestinians’ entanglement in the current events,” the letters said, an effort that was sabotaged by Jabhat al-Nusra which facilitated the entry of terrorist organizations into the camp.

The ministry considered that the new offensive clearly proves the involvement of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Israel’s attempts to “conspire against the Palestinian cause and end the Palestinians’ right to return.”

The Syrian government has spared no effort, in cooperation with UNRWA and other international organizations, to deliver humanitarian aid to the locals inside the camp that has been under a 2-year siege which triggered a dire humanitarian tragedy.

“Jabhat al-Nusra facilitated the entry of ISIS organization into the camp, which proves that the two organizations are swapping roles as circumstances necessitate,” said the ministry, ridiculing attempts to dub Jabhat al-Nusra as “moderate opposition.”

The ministry added that the regimes in Doha, Riyadh, Ankara, Amman and Tel Aviv try to refurbish and promote Jabhat al-Nusra to forward their agendas.

Manal Ismael

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