Syria Calls on Security Council to Condemn Jaramana terrorist explosion
Damascus, (SANA)-Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Thursday sent two identical letters to the UN Secretary General and President of the Security Council on the terrorist explosion which took place in Jaramana, Damascus countryside on July 25th, 2013.
“Terrorists of the Islamic State Organization in Iraq and Sham, affiliated to al-Qaeda, perpetrated a new terrorist crime against a residential neighborhood which was crowded with people… a big explosion through a booby-trapped car at al-Siyouf square in Jaramana claimed the lives of 10 citizens and injuring 66 others, among them children, causing huge damage to the shops, houses and the cars in the area and its surroundings,” the two letters added.
The Foreign Ministry said “the Islamic State Organization in Iraq and Sham”, which was labeled by the UN as one of the terrorist entities linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for that crime which adds to a series of terrorist attacks perpetrated by al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organizations during the latest months in Syria which also claimed the lives of scores of Syrian civilians.
“Syria, while puts the facts related to this new crime which one of al-Qaeda -linked organizations, labeled on the list of terrorist entities and approved by resolution No.1267 of security council has claimed responsibility for, calls on the Security Council to condemn this terrorist explosion, and revive its stance rejecting terrorism regardless of the place and time of the crime,” the Ministry said.
It urged the states and sides which support the armed terrorist groups in Syria to stop supplying them with logistic and military aid.
The letters said that when the Security Council takes a clear stance in confronting such terrorist crimes, it sends a strong message to the crime perpetrators that the international community is united in the face of terrorism away from any double standard policy which could encourage those terrorists to go ahead in perpetrating their criminal attacks which go beyond limits.
“Claiming the responsibility for the terrorist crimes lately perpetrated in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State Organization in Iraq and Sham has big indications that all should stand at, due to their dangers which exceed the borders of states in targeting the civilians,” the Foreign Ministry added.
10 citizens martyred, scores injured in car bomb explosion in Jaramana
Damascus, (SANA)-10 citizens were martyred and scores injured in a car bomb explosion on Thursday that ripped through al-Siyouf Square in Jaramana city in Damascus countryside.
An official source at Damascus Countryside Police Command said that terrorists blew up a car rigged with big amounts of explosives in the densely-populated area. Ten were martyred, among them a woman, and 66 injured, including children.
All the injured were admitted to hospitals in Jaramana and al-Mwassah and Damascus hospitals for treatment.
The car was parking in the square near the entrance of al-Janayen residential neighborhood, SANA reported said, pointing out that the explosion set off fire in a nearby building before firefighters rushed to the area and extinguished the flames.
The terrorist bombing caused large-scale material damage to nearby shops, buildings and infrastructure, the reported added.
Citizens injured in explosive device blasts in Damascus
In another context, a doctor was severely injured when terrorists detonated an explosive device they had stuck to her car in Mashrou’ Dummar in Damascus.
An official source at the Police Command told SANA reporter that terrorists detonated an explosive device after the ophthalmologist Raghad al-Farra get on her car, leaving her with severe injuries.
Dr. al-Farra, the source said, was immediately taken to al-Mouwasat Hospital, noting that material damage was caused to the car.
Earlier, initial information indicated that an explosive device was blown up near al-Mazzeh Airport in Damascus, wounding two citizens.
Child martyred, 8 citizens injured in mortar shell in al-Thawra St. in Damascus
A child was martyred and a number of citizens were injured as a mortar shell launched by an armed terrorist group fell on al-Thawra Street in Damascus.
A source at the Police Command told SANA that the shell fell outside the Seven Days Hotel in al-Thawra Street which is a crowded area in Damascus, causing the martyrdom of an 8-year-old boy and the injury of 8 others, including three women.
SANA reporter said that the terrorist attack resulted in material damage to the shops and cars nearby .
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Moscow: Jaramana terrorist bombing aims at revenge against the Syrian people
Moscow, (SANA)- Russia expressed condemnation of the terrorist bombing which took place Thursday in Jaramana city in Damascus Countryside, calling upon its international partners to take a “principled’ stand on this and other terrorist crimes in Syria without double standards.
10 citizens were martyred and 66 others were injured, including children, in a car bomb explosion on Thursday that ripped through al-Siyouf Square in Jaramana city.
Terrorists of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State Organization in Iraq and Sham claimed responsibility for the bombing.
“Once again we renew our call upon our partners at the international arena and upon all groups of the Syrian opposition to give a principled assessment of the terrorists’ crimes in Syria,” a Russian Foreign Ministry statement said Friday.
Russia urges those sides, the statement added, “to avoid the double standards policy that would allow international terrorism to achieve its criminal goals in this country”.
“Moscow vehemently condemns the new terrorists’ attack against the civilian citizens,” said the statement, noting that this attack “clearly aims at taking revenge against the Syrian people who reject religious extremism in thinking and practice.”
The statement added that the terrorist bombing in Jaramana is considered an attempt to stoke “denominational tension” in the Syrian society and add a sectarian character to what is taking place in Syria.
The Ministry expressed condolences to the families of victims of terrorist operations in Jaramana city, that has been repeatedly target for terrorist attacks, wishing the injured speedy recovery.
A Dagestani arrested for carrying out terrorist acts in Syria
In another context, security forces in the Republic of Dagestan in south Russia arrested a person suspected of carrying out terrorist acts in Syria before he had been wounded and transferred across Turkey to Azerbaijan and then to Dagestan.
The 46-year- old Dagestani fought along the gunmen of “the opposition” in Syria during the period between May and July of this year, and then he had to go back to Dagestan after an injury he received in July 19th, according to a Russian Interior Ministry statement, reported by Russia Today website.
Director of the Russian Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, earlier announced that 200 gunmen from Russia are fighting alongside the “opposition” in Syria.