Syria demands UNSC to assume role on fighting terrorism

DAMASCUS, Mar. 24 (MNA) – Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry demanded the UN Security Council to assume its role in fighting terrorism and the criminal acts perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups around Damascus and all over the Syrian Arab Republic territories.

Foreign Ministry addressed two letters on Thursday to the UN Secretary General and President of the UN Security Council complaining about the terrorist attacks launched by Jabhat al-Nusra and affiliated terrorist groups on Damascus city and other areas in Syria.

“Damascus, the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic, comes under brutal attacks nowadays by armed terrorist groups, led by Jabhat al-Nusra which is classified on the UNSC’s lists as a terrorist organization,”the Foreign Ministry said.

It added the armed terrorist groups, positioned in Joubar and Qabboun near Damascus, use bomb cars, rockets and explosive bullets in their attacks on the safe residential neighborhoods, claiming the lives of tens of innocent citizens and injuring many others in addition to breaking off some vital roads.

“Hama city also came under attacks of a number of terrorist groups, including so-called Jabhat al-Nusra, Jaish al-Ezza and Jaish al-Nassr ,” the Ministry said, adding that these groups were among the ones that signed the cessation of hostilities agreement and participated in the meetings of Astana and Geneva.

It went on to say that 60% of the shells which fall on Damascus and Daraa cities are launched from areas controlled by “Jaish al-Islam.”

“That indicates the instructions have been issued by the sponsors of those terrorist organizations to open fronts of fight in all Syrian territories in a clear violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement of Astana reached on 29/12/2016, approved by Geneva meetings, welcomed by the UN Security Council and to which the Syrian Arab Republic has committed,” the Ministry said.

It pointed out that the real aim of those attacks is to affect Geneva talks and foil Astana talks and the results that have been reached, adding that the information available indicate that Turkish, Saudi and Qatari intelligence are involved in these events.

The Ministry concluded its letter by saying that Syria will go ahead in confronting the plague of terrorism, adding “As Syria believes in the need for reaching a political solution to the crisis, it participates today in Geneva talks despite all attempts to have these talks a failure by the armed terrorist groups and their supporters.”

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