Del Ponte: Terrorist acts of extremist groups and foreign mercenaries in Syria cause massive suffering

Geneva, SANA. Member of the UN international investigation committee on Syria Carla Del Ponte said that terrorist acts committed by extremist groups like Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and foreign mercenary cause massive and unbearable suffering to the Syrian people, committing acts of murder, torture, and besieging cities.

In an interview given to Russia’s ITAR TASS agency on Friday, Del Ponte said that the spread of extremist terrorist groups that seek to establish an Islamic state in Syria are growing in number, number around 700 groups so far with no unified leadership.

She pointed out that a large number of foreign mercenaries and extremists joined these groups in Syria with the goal of establishing an “Islamic caliphate” which escalated the crisis and hinders the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Del Ponte said that as the crisis rages on, all that is happening in Syria has grave negative repercussions on civilians which nobody seems to pay any attention to.

H. Sabbagh

Check Also

Russian Special Military Operation in Ukraine- Latest Updates

Lavrov: Washington and Western countries seek to escalate the conflict in Ukraine by pumping weapons …