DAMASCUS, (SANA) - Foreign and Expatriates Ministry addressed two identical letters to the Security Council president and the Secretary-General of the United Nations about the terrorist bombings that rocked Aleppo city on Wednesday.
The Ministry said in the letters that on Wednesday, October 3rd, the city of Aleppo witnessed a series of fatal suicide terrorist bombings as citizens were heading to their work and students to their schools and universities , and the terrorist Qaeda- affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra group claimed responsibility for the terrorist act.
The Ministry added that the first bombing hit at 07:50 a.m. at Saadalla al-Jabiri Square, where two suicide bombers blew up two booby-trapped vans loaded with big amounts of explosives exceeding 1,000 kg.
The Ministry said that the second bombing hit around 08:17 a.m. in front of the Governorate HQ, where a suicide bomber detonated a booby trapped Cham car loaded with more than500 kg of explosives and at the same time two mortar shells fell near the Municipal Palace building.
The Ministry said that the third bombing occurred at 10: 35 a.m,. when the engineering unit were attempting to dismantle an 1000-kg explosive device put in a Cham car when the terrorists detonated it remotely near al-Amir Hotel, Aleppo Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bank.
The Ministry pointed out that the initial toll of the terrorist acts reached 34 martyrs and 221 injured people, in addition to the bodies of three terrorists among the dead, adding that the terrorist bombings caused great damage to public and private properties, official buildings, hotels and residential buildings in the targeted areas and the surroundings , in addition to the destruction of 250 public and private cars.
The Ministry underlined that this coward terrorist act perpetrated by al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra group, which is becoming remarkably active in the Syria, is an episode of a series of terrorist attacks that the Syrian provinces have witnessed at the hands of the terrorist and criminal gangs and mercenaries who are fleeing into Syria and being aided with money, weapons, training and shelter by counties in the region and abroad which provide them and their crimes with a political and media cover that guarantees them impunity.
The ministry said that such barbaric terrorist acts against both military and civilians set a clear example of acts of terrorism which the international community agreed on condemning, and its member states agreed on taking certain measures against the executors and those who support them.
The letters added that as Syria expects the international community represented by the Security Council to take a clear stance condemning these terrorist acts and holding their executors and those behind them accountable, a number of the permanent member countries at the council hindered adopting any firm stance in previous cases.
''It is paradoxical that the countries which are known as supporters of terrorists in Syria, especially Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, through harboring and training them or providing financial, military and logistic support to their gangs take pride in doing so in flagrant violation of their legal obligations in regard to the international conventions of which these countries are part, or the resolutions adopted by the Security Council under the 7th Chapter on combating international terrorism,'' the ministry said.
"Worse still is the fact that some permanent member countries which waged wars in the world under the pretext of combating terrorism are providing political and logistic cover for terrorism in Syria and the countries which support it publically, materially or through preventing the Security Council from condemning the terrorist acts in Syria and holding those behind them accountable and bringing them to justice,'' it added.
The Ministry concluded that the Syrian Arab Republic, looking forward to a Security Council clear condemnation of the terrorist acts which hit Aleppo city on Wednesday and condemn those who support it, considering this a test of the credibility of the international community and its determination to combat international terrorism regardless of its justifications, time, place or whoever supports it.
It added that continuing the policy of double standards which characterized the behavior of the US, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and their allies in addressing issues relevant to region and reach to the extent of political hypocrisy in dealing with acts of international terrorism in the world will be another evidence that some regional and international sides have gone so far as part of the organized terrorism which targets Syria and people in present and in the future.
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