Syria: Terrorist organizations and their Saudi and Turkish allies committed crimes against humanity in Aleppo

Damascus, SANA – Syria reiterated on Tuesday its demand that the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General condemn the crimes committed by armed terrorist groups, particularly the terrorist attacks on Aleppo city.

In two identical letters sent to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that while local and international efforts are being made to bolster the cessation of hostilities agreement and reach a truce in Aleppo, terrorist organizations under order of its masterminds in Saudi Arabia and Aleppo carried out an extensive attack from several directions on Aleppo city, with the Syrian Arab Army repelling the terrorists and preventing them from seizing areas in the city.

The letters pointed out that terrorists fired large rocket shells at al-Dhabeet Hospital in Aleppo city, destroying it and killing innocent civilians including women and children, and this attack is part of a larger attack that targeted all neighborhoods in the city with indiscriminate shelling, killing and injuring many civilians and damaging homes.

The Ministry asserted that what is being done by terrorist organizations and their Saudi and Turkish allies constitute crimes against humanity, and the UN and the international community must stop them and hold their perpetrators accountable.

The letters went on to state that with their frenzied attack on Aleppo, terrorist organizations have violated the arrangements of the truce that were agreed upon on Monday May 2nd, and by doing so undermine all the efforts that were made to save the lives of innocent civilians.

The Ministry asserted that Syria reiterates that the terrorist organizations’ persistent crimes against humanity wouldn’t have occurred had the Security Council assumed its responsibility and condemned the regimes and states that sponsor and support terrorism.

The letters concluded by saying that Syria once again demands that the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General condemn the terrorist crimes and that the Security Council take the necessary steps to force the regimes and states that sponsor and support terrorism to stop all forms of support for terrorist organizations.

Hazem Sabbagh

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