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Damascus Calls for Cessation of US-Led Coalition Strikes Due to Civilian Deaths

Sputnik – 28.05.2017

Damascus sent letters to the UN Secretary General (UNSG) and the UN Security Council (UNSC), calling for the cessation of the US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as it causes numerous deaths among civilians and violates international law, local media reported.

The 69-member US-led coalition is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) on the territory of Syria and Iraq. The strikes in Iraq are conducted in support of the Iraqi government, but those in Syria are not authorized by the UN Security Council or the government of President Bashar Assad

In the letters, the Syrian foreign ministry strongly condemned the coalition’s airstrike on Friday in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, when the residential quarter of the Mayadin city came under attack and 35 civilians were killed by the strike, the Sana news agency reported Saturday.

Damascus urged the United Nations to halt the airstrikes as it violates the UNSC resolutions and the international law, while causing an enormous damage to the infrastructure and integrity of the country, according to the agency.

The foreign ministry stressed that the US-led coalition’s actions do not facilitate the fight against terrorism as the strikes cause chaos in the country, benefiting the activities of the terrorist groups.

Earlier in May, a report issued by the Syrian Network for Human Rights showed that the US-led coalition strikes had killed over 1,200 civilians since the beginning of the operation in 2014. Later that month, an airstrike carried out by the coalition in Syria’s eastern town of Al Bukamal reportedly killed at least 31 civilians and injured many others.

May 27, 2017 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, War Crimes | ,

3 Comments »

  1. “Earlier in May, a report issued by the Syrian Network for Human Rights showed that the US-led coalition strikes had killed over 1,200 civilians since the beginning of the operation in 2014. Later that month, an airstrike carried out by the coalition in Syria’s eastern town of Al Bukamal reportedly killed at least 31 civilians and injured many others”.

    I clearly recall, during the Allied attack of Iraq(using “Weapons of Mass Destruction” as an excuse, the USA bragged about the ‘precision’ of their air strikes, which allowed them to only destroy ‘military targets’.
    Now, in Syria they are killing innocent civilians, and I don’t hear the President, holding back his tears about the slaughter of “beautiful innocent little(Syrian) babies………..What a hypocrite!

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 28, 2017 | Reply

  2. The U.S. is not an honorable, law-abiding country (and this is not an honorable world), but, if it were, the Syrian FM and his government would not have to submit these letters of protest and condemnation. Viva Syria!

    (Are there truly 69 members signed onto this “coalition”? Had no idea….)

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 28, 2017 | Reply

  3. There’s no point in appealing to the UN, as it’s an American puppet, which in turns means that it’s a Zionist puppet. The suppression of the recent ESCWA report proving that “Israel” is an apartheid state is enough to show that (the report was denounced–who would ever have guessed?–as “anti-Semitic”!). Fortunately, although the UN disowned the report, the Zios have not been able to make it disappear: it is available on line at http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-complete-censored-ecswa-report-israel-practices-towards-the-palestinian-people-and-the-question-of-apartheid/5580670
    The truth will out!

    Comment by traducteur | May 28, 2017 | Reply


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