The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the mass graves recently discovered in Raqqa city prove the bloody massacres committed by the “Washington Coalition” against the Syrian people, and called on the UN Security Council to conduct an investigation into these crimes.
In two letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Security Council, the Ministry said that a number of mass graves were recently discovered in Raqqa city containing the bodies of over 4000 people, most of them women, children and elderly.
The Ministry pointed out that the graves were discovered under the rubble created by the airstrikes of the International Coalition against Raqqa city, namely the areas of the White Park, al-Rasheed Stadium and the Zoo. Moreover, a mass grave was discovered in a farm near the Children’s Hospital and the National Hospital with the remnants of 2500 women, children and elderly.
Also yesterday, a mass grave was discovered in the Panorama area, containing the bodies of over 1500 civilians killed by the Coalition’s strikes against Raqqa city last year, added the Ministry.
“These mass graves reveal the truth about the information we have repeatedly provided about the bloody crimes of the Coalition in Syria, and especially in Raqqa. These revelations are particularly tragic, knowing that only two percent of the rubble has been removed. This city was flattened by the International Coalition, after it moved Islamic State fighters to Deir ez-Zor for their safety, ensuring that they could continue their plan to undermine Syria’s unity and sovereignty,” said the Ministry.
The Ministry strongly denounced the Coalition’s attacks and war crimes against Syrian civilians, while also denouncing some countries’ reluctance to steer clear from this coalition and its crimes.
Syria expresses regret over the silence of some countries and international parties over the killing of thousands of Raqqa locals and the complete destruction of the city, according to the Ministry’s letters.
The Ministry concluded the letters by calling on the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities in preserving international peace and security and to act promptly to end the crimes of the International Coalition against the Syrian people.
Syria also called for an international investigation into these crimes, reiterating its call for terminating the illegal presence of the US and other foreign troops In the Syrian territories, the Ministry pointed out.
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