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Syria condemns US-led coalition repeated crimes against civilians

Tehran, Syria has condemned, in strongest terms, the continued attacks of the US-led international coalition on Syrian civilians and the great damage caused by such attacks to infrastructure, economic, service, oil and gas facilities and to public and private properties in Syria.

The condemnation came in the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry's two letters sent Saturday to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the UN Security Council, SANA reported.

The letters were on the new crime committed by warplanes of the international coalition in al-Baghouz Foqani village, in Deir Ezzor's southeastern countryside.

The ministry said that the new crime is a continuation of the crimes that have become a systematic and daily behavior by the coalition against the Syrian people in a blatant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic under exposed pretexts.

The letters stressed that activities of the coalition, which was illegally formed outside the jurisdiction of the UN Security Council, have strengthened the extremist terrorist groups, on top of which are Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra, and increased cooperation and coordination among them as this was confirmed and documented in dozens of previous letters addressed by Syria to the Security Council.

The ministry demanded the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities in the maintenance of international peace and security and immediately work to stop the daily series of war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by countries of this rogue coalition against Syrian civilians and infrastructure in Syria.

It also demanded taking necessary measures to set an international mechanism to punish perpetrators and set a clear work plan to compensate the victims of these attacks.

The ministry concluded by saying that failure of the Security Council to adopt such measures will undermine its credibility and enhance the impression that it is a tool of the United States and its allies who pay no heed for its basic authority in maintaining international peace and security or even in what is related to combating terrorism, provisions of International law and international humanitarian law.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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