(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Syria on Tuesday urged the UNSC to assume its responsibilities in preserving international peace and security, halting the US-led international coalition’s crimes against the Syrian people and obliging all states to implement UNSC resolutions on counterterrorism, particularly resolution No 2253 (2015)
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry Addressed two letters to the UN Secretary General and Chairman of the UNSC saying “On October 1st and 2nd, 2017, the US-led coalition warplanes committed two massacres and targeted residential neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor and Raqqa provinces, killing 57 civilians, most of them are women and children, injuring many others and causing huge material damage to properties and houses.
The ministry added that a few days ago, the coalition admitted killing 800 citizens since the beginning of its operations in Syria which gives clear evidence on their heinous crimes.
It expressed Syria’s deep concern over the international community’s silence towards those crimes, taking into account the states and organizations “which bargain in the humanitarian issues , but they remain silent when it comes to the US-led coalition crimes against the Syrian people.”
The ministry said that in addition, the US has instructed its tools and agents in the region, represented by the armed groups, to impede progress made by the Syrian army and prevent it from heading to the ISIS-held areas which shows the real intentions of the US destructive policy in Syria and stresses the need to put an end to it.
It expressed astonishment at the silence of the UN and other states towards the terrorist bombing which targeted al-Midan Police Department in Damascus city, claiming the lives of several civilians and injuring many others.
“Syria strongly condemns crimes committed by the international coalition and the terrorist groups against Syrian civilians, infrastructure and services and economic facilities shedding the blood of hundreds and causing huge damage and destruction,” the Ministry added.
Syria calls on the UNSC to immediately dissolve the illegitimate coalition which was established without requesting permission from the Syrian government and outside the framework of the UN.