Foreign Ministry: We are Looking Forward to Security Council Clear Condemnation of Aleppo Terrorist Bombings
Oct 04, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Foreign and Expatriates Ministry addressed two identical letters to the Security Council president and the Secretary-General of the United Nations about the terrorist bombings that rocked Aleppo city on Wednesday.
The Ministry said in the letters that on Wednesday, October 3rd, the city of Aleppo witnessed a series of fatal suicide terrorist bombings as citizens were heading to their work and students to their schools and universities , and the terrorist Qaeda- affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra group claimed responsibility for the terrorist act.
The Ministry added that the first bombing hit at 07:50 a.m. at Saadalla al-Jabiri Square, where two suicide bombers blew up two booby-trapped vans loaded with big amounts of explosives exceeding 1,000 kg.
The Ministry said that the second bombing hit around 08:17 a.m. in front of the Governorate HQ, where a suicide bomber detonated a booby trapped Cham car loaded with more than500 kg of explosives and at the same time two mortar shells fell near the Municipal Palace building.
The Ministry said that the third bombing occurred at 10: 35 a.m,. when the engineering unit were attempting to dismantle an 1000-kg explosive device put in a Cham car when the terrorists detonated it remotely near al-Amir Hotel, Aleppo Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bank.
The Ministry pointed out that the initial toll of the terrorist acts reached 34 martyrs and 221 injured people, in addition to the bodies of three terrorists among the dead, adding that the terrorist bombings caused great damage to public and private properties, official buildings, hotels and residential buildings in the targeted areas and the surroundings , in addition to the destruction of 250 public and private cars.
The Ministry underlined that this coward terrorist act perpetrated by al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra group, which is becoming remarkably active in the Syria, is an episode of a series of terrorist attacks that the Syrian provinces have witnessed at the hands of the terrorist and criminal gangs and mercenaries who are fleeing into Syria and being aided with money, weapons, training and shelter by counties in the region and abroad which provide them and their crimes with a political and media cover that guarantees them impunity.
The ministry said that such barbaric terrorist acts against both military and civilians set a clear example of acts of terrorism which the international community agreed on condemning, and its member states agreed on taking certain measures against the executors and those who support them.
The letters added that as Syria expects the international community represented by the Security Council to take a clear stance condemning these terrorist acts and holding their executors and those behind them accountable, a number of the permanent member countries at the council hindered adopting any firm stance in previous cases.
”It is paradoxical that the countries which are known as supporters of terrorists in Syria, especially Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, through harboring and training them or providing financial, military and logistic support to their gangs take pride in doing so in flagrant violation of their legal obligations in regard to the international conventions of which these countries are part, or the resolutions adopted by the Security Council under the 7th Chapter on combating international terrorism,” the ministry said.
“Worse still is the fact that some permanent member countries which waged wars in the world under the pretext of combating terrorism are providing political and logistic cover for terrorism in Syria and the countries which support it publically, materially or through preventing the Security Council from condemning the terrorist acts in Syria and holding those behind them accountable and bringing them to justice,” it added.
The Ministry concluded that the Syrian Arab Republic, looking forward to a Security Council clear condemnation of the terrorist acts which hit Aleppo city on Wednesday and condemn those who support it, considering this a test of the credibility of the international community and its determination to combat international terrorism regardless of its justifications, time, place or whoever supports it.
It added that continuing the policy of double standards which characterized the behavior of the US, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and their allies in addressing issues relevant to region and reach to the extent of political hypocrisy in dealing with acts of international terrorism in the world will be another evidence that some regional and international sides have gone so far as part of the organized terrorism which targets Syria and people in present and in the future.
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Ministry of Interior: 34 Martyred, 122 Injured in Aleppo Terrorist Bombings
DAMASCUS, (SANA)_The Interior Ministry said that the armed terrorist groups and their backers, having received severe blows, carried out a series of bloody suicide bombings as employees were heading to their work and students to their schools and universities in Aleppo city.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ministry said that the first bombing occurred at 7:50 a.m. in Saadallah al-Jabri Square, where two suicide bombers detonated two car bombs using an estimated 1,000 kg of explosives.
”The second explosion happened at 8:17 a.m. outside the Governorate Building where a suicide bomber blew up a car bomb loaded with 500 kg of explosive material, adding that to two mortar shells that fell near the Municipal Palace,” said the statement.
The Ministry said that the third explosion happened at 10:35 a.m. when the engineering units were trying to dismantle a 1,000 kg explosive device inside a car near al-Amir Hotel, Aleppo Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bank, but the terrorists detonated the device remotely.
The Ministry said that the initial toll has reached 34 martyrs and 122 injured, including civilians and military personnel, in addition to discovering three bodies for terrorists, adding that the terrorist bombings have caused great damage to public and private property, buildings, hotels and residences, indicating that 250 public and private cars were destroyed.
”The authorities at the Interior Ministry rushed to the area to collect evidence, taking samples of human remains and the explosive material which are to be sent to specialized laboratories to establish the identity of the perpetrators and ascertain the type of the explosive material,” said the statement, adding that investigations are underway to find more details.
The statement added that the Ministry, together with the armed forces, will pursue the criminals and those who are backing them or harboring them, adding that they won’t tolerate terrorists until the eradication of terrorism and those who are tampering with the Syrian security.
The statement concluded by calling upon citizens to play their role in cooperation with the competent authorities by reporting any suspicious case and giving information regarding the terrorists so as to preserve the safety and security of citizens and the homeland.
Al Qaeda-Affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra Claims Responsibility of Aleppo Bombings
Jabhet al-Nasra, a terrorist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the bombings which took place in Aleppo on Wednesday.
Jabhet al-Nasra had claimed responsibility for several terrorist bombings which took place in Syria recently.
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People’s Assembly Condemns Aleppo Bombings and Terrorists-backing States
Oct 04, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The People’s Assembly condemned the terrorists bombings which rocked Aleppo city on Wednesday, martyring and injuring dozens of civilians.
“Aleppo woke up today on a heinous crime , as horrible terrorist bombings targeted innocent civilians in fulfillment of the terrorists’ scheme who do not have any humane values,” said Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al- Laham, during the opening of a parliament’s ordinary session.
“We condemn these terrorist bombings and the conspiring countries which are backing the terrorists,” he added, hoping that God would have mercy upon the souls of the martyrs and wishing quick recovery to the injured and solace to the families of the martyrs.
The MPs interpositions concentrated on a number of service and developmental demands, most importantly is providing fuel to the citizens during the coming winter and take procedures to avoid any crisis like what happened in last winter.
MP Maria Sa’ada presented an initiative to respond to the offense against Prophet Mohammad and all prophets, religions. The initiative is meant to submit an appeal to the UN General Assembly and the Security council to issue a resolution that considers the offense against any religion or any symbol of the sanctities as a crime against humanity.
She underlined that the offense against Prophet Mohammad is an offense against Muslims and Christians alike.
Other MPS said the situation in Syria refers to “a real tragedy” which the Syrian people suffer from, particularly in the tense areas like Aleppo which got up today on terrorist explosions that targeted the human and the stone.
They saw that the conspiracy against Syria which targets its security and stability pours in the service of the New Middle East project and the Zionist entity, appreciating the awareness of the Syrian people and the sacrifices of the Syrian army.
Lavrov Expresses Regret over UNSC Western States’ Rejection to Condemn Syria Terrorist Bombings
Oct 04, 2012
MOSCOW, (SANA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov considered the rejection of the western countries in the UN Security Council (SC) to condemn the terrorist bombings in Syria as a sorrowful reality, expressing regret over the UNSC continuous rejection of condemning such acts.
In a press conference on Thursday regarding the outcomes of his talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, Lavrov commented on the terrorist bombings in Aleppo, ” I cannot help but remember the sorrowful event that for several months when our western colleagues in the UNSC have rejected to condemn the terrorist acts in Syria.”
He added that the UNSC had always condemned the big terrorist acts in a remark that nothing justifies terrorism, stressing that the western countries’ refraining from condemnation is a worrying sign.
For her part, the Pakistani Minister said that Islamabad and Moscow have convergent viewpoints about many issues including Syria, pointing out that Pakistan considers Russia as guarantor of regional and international security.
Russia: The West and Security Council Showing No Reaction towards Terrorist Acts in Syria Raise Concerns
Russia expressed concern over that the West and the UN Security Council have shown no reaction to the terrorist operations in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, was quoted by Russia Today TV website in a statement to the journalists in Moscow as saying that the repeated terrorist operations in Syria get no proper assessment by the international community , particularly the Security Council, which is really concerning.
He said that Russia’s western partners deal unequally with Moscow’s calls for the UN Security Council to respond appropriately to the terrorist acts in Syria as it is the case regarding other terrorist acts taking place in different parts of the world.
Lukashevich said “Unfortunately, the new attempt did not work out which is a serious warning that Russia’s partners could change their stance towards the danger of terrorism as a global issue,” adding that latest developments in Syria stress the need for halting violence and launching the Syrian dialogue on a political settlement to the situation in the country.
He added that Syria witnesses escalating acts of violence as clashes between the Syrian forces and the illegal opposition still continue, which resulted in the fall of victims among the peaceful people, indicating that the people of Aleppo are suffering from difficult security situation for the second month.
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Iran Condemns Aleppo Terrorist Bombings… Foreign Sides Supporting Terrorists are Partners in Their Crimes
TEHRAN, (SANA) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hussein Amir Abdel-Lahian condemned Aleppo terrorist bombings on Wednesday which claimed the lives of tens and injuring others.
In a statement on Thursday, he expressed sympathy for the victims’ families, stressing that committing such ugly crimes prove the weakness and inability of the terrorist groups in the face of the Syrian people’s strong will.
He said that foreign sides which support the armed terrorist groups with weapons and explosives are partners in these crimes.
Abdel-Lahian added that these criminal acts will enhance the determination of the Syrian people, underlining the need for paying attention to a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria.
He added that the security and stability in the regions depend on the commitment of Syria’s neighboring countries and monitoring borders.
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Syrian Community in Czech and Slovakia Condemn Aleppo Heinous Terrorist Explosions
Oct 04, 2012
PRAGUE, (SANA)- The Syrian community in Czech and Slovakia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist explosions which hit Aleppo, expressing confidence that this blind terrorism will not undermine the steadfastness of the Syrian people in Aleppo.
In a statement, members of the Syrian community stressed that these terrorist acts are new evidence on the extent of the stalemate which the armed terrorist group have reached due to the qualitative operations the Syrian army is carrying out in Aleppo.
They expressed their condolences to the families of the victims, wishing quick recovery for the wounded.
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