Foreign Ministry: Syria condemns in the strongest terms the twin terrorist bombings in Baghdad

Damascus, SANA – Syria condemned in the strongest terms the twin terrorist bombings carried out by ISIS suicide bombers in a market in Baghdad, asserting that this criminal act seeks to cover up the defeats suffered by terrorists at the hands of the Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Forces in Mosul.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA on Saturday that Syria condemns in the strongest terms the twin terrorist bombings carried out by ISIS suicide bombers in a market in Baghdad, which claimed the life of 27 people and injured 53 others.

The source said that ISIS, which is supported by circles in the region and outside it, refused to let the current year end without committing more of its crimes that have claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent Iraqis in 2016.

The source said that this criminal act seeks to cover up the defeats suffered by terrorists at the hands of the Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Forces in the battle to liberate Mosul, adding that Syria stands with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack and with the Iraqi government, people, and army.

The source stressed that Syria calls on the international community to punish the sides which support, fund, and arm terrorists in Iraq and Syria, and that it demands that Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism be implemented in a manner removed from the double-standards policy.

Hazem Sabbagh

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