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Syria Says Support For Terrorists Triggers Spike in Civilian Attacks

Foreign Ministry says attacks against civilians have increased
Syria Says Support For Terrorists Triggers Spike in Civilian Attacks

Syria said on Wednesday that financial, military and logistical support for armed groups in Syria has increased attacks against innocent civilians.


“The methodical policy of terrorists groups in Syria in targeting civilians wouldn’t have been exacerbated had it not been for immense financial, military, logistical and political support from regional and international countries," the Foreign and Expatriates ministry said in two identical letters it addressed to the U.N. Secretary-General and Head of the U.N. Security Council.


The support has enticed the terrorist groups to flout moral restrictions and laws, and consolidated their conviction that they will escape accountability amid double standards that some countries apply in handling their counterterrorism commitments, added the ministry.


"Terrorism which targets Syria, as a people and State, is escalating and has lately reached unlimited extents in a deliberate target against populated neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, infrastructure, Islamic and Christian worship places with random mortars, bomb cars and explosives, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians, most of them children and women aiming at intimidating the Syrian people in a bid, by to followers of Wahabism and Takfiri mentality and their supporters of regional and other countries to return the Syrian society back to dark and pre-Islam eras." the Foreign Ministry said.


It added in the framework of this systemized criminality, the armed terrorist groups have perpetrated heinous massacres targeting schools in Damascus with mortar shells, claiming the lives and wounding scores of innocent students.


"The armed terrorist groups launched mortars on Badr Eddin al-Hassani Institute for Religious Sciences on Tuesday 29 April, claiming the lives of 14 students and injuring 86 others. They also launched a number of mortar shells on a temporary shelter center in a school in Adra al-Balad, killing three children, one citizen and wounding 19 others," the Foreign Ministry said.


The Foreign Ministry confirmed that while a U.N. delegation was in Aleppo on a visit, the terrorist groups targeted several neighborhoods with mortars, rocket shells and snipers, claiming the lives of scores of safe citizens who were lining up in a queue to have bread from one of the bakeries there.


"It is disgusting those armed groups didn't stop at targeting Aleppo through using fatal weapons supplied by countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France  and the U.S., but they deliberately use locally-made rockets to cause most possible sabotage and victims," the letter added.               


The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry called on the Security Council to take immediate and suitable measures against the countries which are sponsoring the armed terrorist groups in Syria in implementation of its resolutions related to countering terrorism.



Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer



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