Syria: Homs Terror Attacks Require Immediate Condemnation from UN

Foreign ministry calls on UN to denounce foreign states backing terrorism in Syria after two bombs killed 24 people in Homs on Tuesday

Syria’s foreign ministry has urged the United Nations Security Council to urgently condemn the terrorist bombings that rocked Homs city on Tuesday, adding the UN must take deterrent action against states that support and fund terrorism.

In a letter to the UN Secretary-General and to the head of the Security Council, the ministry said that terrorist organizations detonated a car bomb on Tuesday morning in the Zahraa district of Homs, adding the attack was followed by a suicide bomber, killing 24 and injuring more than 100 others.

The ministry noted that the bombings were carried out at as the Syrian government and the opposition prepared to meet later in the week in Geneva for peace talks in an effort to push towards a political solution for the crisis.

The letters said that the bombings constitute a continuation of the barbaric and methodical terrorist acts by extremist groups in Syria, backed by regional and international states that employ terrorists to serve their personal interests.

The ministry said that these crimes and massacres committed by groups like the Islamic State, Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army would not have taken place without the constant arming, equipping, funding, and logistical support by these governments.

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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