Syria Calls on UN to Condemn al-Hasaka Explosions, Combat Terrorism

14 September، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent on Monday two identical letters to the UN Secretary General and President of Security Council on the two terrorist explosions in al-Hasaka city.

The letter said that armed terrorist organizations perpetrated today, on September 14th, 2015 a new terrorist crime against civilians in al-Hasaka where two suicide terrorists blew themselves up with two car bombs in Khashman and al-Mahata neighborhoods, killing more than 26 civilians and injuring 100 others, most of them children and women.

The Ministry added that this terrorist crime coincides with the start of the new educational year when 4 million students join their schools.

“The bloody crime is a continuation of a series of systematized, terrorist crimes being carried out by armed terrorist organizations, like the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish al-Islam to intimidate civilians, prevent them from going to their work and school and paralyze their lives.” The Ministry said.

The letter called on the Security council to adhere to its commitments to combating terrorism and pursuing terrorist, extremist organizations in cooperation and coordination with the Syrian government who has used all its efforts to fight terrorism in Syria on behalf of the whole world and in defense of human values and international peace and security.

“These terrorist acts would have never been perpetrated unless a direct support from some countries, like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar,” the letter went on.

It added “while the Syrian government reaffirms its willingness to combat terrorism, and its determination to assume its constitutional duty in defense of its people, it calls on UN Secretary General and Security Council to condemn this criminal act and assume their responsibilities in combating terrorism through implementing Security Council relevant resolutions, particularly resolutions No. 2170, 2178 and 2199.”

Mazen Eyon

26 civilians killed in terrorist bombings in Hasaka
14 September، 2015

26 civilians were killed and scores others were injured as the death toll from twin terrorist suicide bombings which rocked Hasaka city on Monday soared.

A source at the Hasaka Police Command told SANA’s correspondent that a suicide bomber driving a car rigged with explosives carried out the first bombing at Khashman neighborhood in the northern outskirts of the city, killing five and injuring 30, some of them women and children, and most of them sustained very severe injuries.

The source went on to say that about half an hour later, another suicide bomber, this one driving a tanker rigged with explosive, carried out the second bombing in al-Mahata neighborhood in the west of the city, claiming the lives of 12 people including a woman and her two children, and injuring 40 others.

A police source said later that the death toll from the bombing in al-Mahata neighborhood had climbed to 21 as the bodies of nine other martyrs were pulled from under the rubble.

The number of victims is poised to rise as many of the injured lie in critical condition, according to the source.

The source added that the two bombings also caused massive material damage to the sites of the attacks.

Medical source at the Hasaka Health Directorate said that most of the victims injured in the al-Mahatta bombing were women and children, and that three of them are in critical condition.

The Cabinet denounces the bombings

The Cabinet denounced the double attacks in Hasaka city.

Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi said in a statement that such acts won’t take away from the steadfastness of al-Hasaka locals who have proved unflinching support for the army in the war against terrorists, saying they are a “proof of bankruptcy” illustrating a state of desperation in the ranks of terrorist organizations.

Hazem Sabbagh