Foreign Ministry: Continued terrorist attacks are supported by the regimes of Ankara, Doha and Riyadh

Damascus, SANA – Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two letters to the UN Secretary General and Head of the Security Council on the continued terrorist attacks targeting Syrian civilians.

The letters referred to the twin terrorist bombings that rocked al-Sayyida Zainab town in Damascus Countryside on Saturday and claimed the lives of at least 12 people.

The ministry recounted the circumstances of the terrorist bombing, saying a car bomb went off in a vegetable market in a bustling street in the neighborhood, and a suicide bomber blew up his explosive belt amid a gathering of civilians at the city’s entrance.

The letters also cited the appalling massacre in which ISIS terrorists killed 40 civilians in Ghandoura village in the countryside of Aleppo province on Friday, in addition to mentioning the continued indiscriminate shelling of neighborhoods in Aleppo city by Jabhat al-Nusra and the other groups allied with it.

These attacks, the ministry added, are aimed to lift the sagging morale of terrorist organizations which have seen dramatic collapse in their ranks following a series of recent military wins by the Syrian army and allies.

The ministry said Syria will push ahead with its counterterrorism efforts as part of its duties in protecting the Syrian citizens, affirming that terrorist attacks won’t diminish its resolve to reach a political settlement to the crisis through an intra-Syrian dialogue.

The Ministry said in the letters that these blasts, massacres and shelling carried out by ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups come in the framework of the “fascist” and “criminal” policies of the regime of Erdogan and are being committed with financial and military support from this regime and those of Doha and Riyadh.

The ministry urged the UNSC to steer clear from double standards in approaching the issue of terrorism, explaining that terrorism is a stamp that applies to anyone who takes up arms against the state to kill or intimidate innocent civilians.

The Syrian government urged the Security Council to take immediate deterrent and punitive measures against the countries and regimes supporting and financing terrorism, especially those of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the Foreign Ministry’s letters added.


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