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Syria Calls on UN to Condemn Terrorists, Backers for Crimes Against Humanity in Aleppo

Foreign ministry says Saudi Arabia and Turkey must be held to account for their role in killing innocent civilians including women and children
Syria Calls on UN to Condemn Terrorists, Backers for Crimes Against Humanity in Aleppo

Syria reiterated on Tuesday its demand that the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General condemn the crimes committed by armed terrorist groups, particularly regarding the recent terrorist attacks on Aleppo city.

In two identical letters sent to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council, Syria’s foreign ministry said that while local and international efforts are being made to bolster the cessation of hostilities agreement and reach a truce in Aleppo, terrorist organizations – under orders from their backers in Saudi Arabia – carried out an extensive attack from several directions on the provincial capital, with the Syrian army repelling the assailants and preventing them from seizing districts in the city.

The letters pointed out that terrorists fired large rocket shells at al-Dhabeet Hospital in Aleppo city, destroying it and killing innocent civilians including women and children. This attack, the ministry said, is part of a larger offensive that targeted all neighborhoods in the city with indiscriminate shelling, killing and injuring many civilians and damaging homes.

The ministry asserted that what is being done by terrorist organizations and their Saudi and Turkish allies constitute crimes against humanity, calling on the UN and the international community to stop them and hold the perpetrators to account.

Terrorist organizations have violated the conditions of the truce that were agreed upon on May 2, the letters said, adding that by doing so they undermine all efforts to save the lives of innocent civilians.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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