SHAFAQNA – Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry called on the UN Security Council to fulfill its responsibilities in the maintenance of international peace and security and to stop the crimes of the international coalition led by the United States against the innocent Syrian civilians.
In two letters sent to UN Secretary General and President of SC on the continuation of the brutal attacks of the “international coalition” on Syrians, the ministry said that the aircrafts of the US-led coalition targeted on 16th of August residential neighborhoods in Raqqa city leaving 17 innocent civilians dead, injuring many others, including children and women, and causing material damage to infrastructure. In addition to three successive raids on Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Al-Thakana neighborhood in Raqqa, which led to destroying it completely, despite the fact that there were no ISIS members inside it.
The ministry added that the continuation of US warplanes and the aircrafts of the international coalition in bombing residential neighborhoods, using missile arsenals, guided bombs and internationally banned white phosphorus bombs has become a systematic and deliberate behavior of this coalition in extreme disregard for the international humanitarian law and human rights instruments.
The Ministry said that Syrian Arab Republic reiterates its condemnation of the crimes of committed by the “international coalition” against Syrian civilians.
The ministry added that Syria calls on the states participating in the international coalition to immediately dissolve it since it was established outside the framework of the UN and without requesting permission from the Syrian government.
The ministry concluded its letters by saying that Syria reiterates its call to UNSC to assume its responsibilities to preserve international peace and security and to stop the crimes of the international coalition against Syrian civilians.