Foreign Ministry: Hasaka attack ordered by terrorists’ operators to prolong crisis

Damascus, SANA – Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said yesterday’s terrorist bombing in Hasaka was carried out in implementation of the policies of the terrorist groups’ operators.

Driving a motorcycle, a terrorist suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up outside a bakery in al-Salihiyeh neighborhood in Hasaka city on Tuesday, killing 16 civilians and injuring over 27 others.

ISIS terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, which came on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan and one day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

In two letters addressed to the UN Secretary General and Head of the Security Council on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry also referred to another terrorist suicide attack that hit al-Wistani neighborhood in Qamishli city in Hasaka on June 19 and left three civilians dead and 5 others injured.

The Ministry cited the regimes in Riyadh, Ankara, Doha and some Western states, such as France, Britain and the US, as being responsible for Hasaka bombing and other terrorist attacks in Syria.

The operators aim through these attacks at prolonging the crisis in Syria and aggravating the suffering of the Syrian people, the letters said.

They added that the terrorist attacks are also aimed at raising the morale of the terrorist groups deteriorating under the continuous victories achieved by the Syrian army, backed by friends and allies, against cross-border terrorism.

The Foreign Ministry demanded that the UN Security Council take immediate punitive and deterrent measures against the regimes that are providing support and funds to the terrorists, particularly those of Riyadh, Doha and Ankara, as to prevent these regimes from going on messing with the world peace and security and compel them to abide by the Council’s resolutions 2170, 2178, 2199 and 2253.

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