• Syrians gather at the site of a bombing attack
    Syrians gather at the site of a bombing attack

Syria says some Western countries and their regional allies such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are to blame for terror attacks in the violence-wracked country, including the recent deadly bombing in the northeastern city of Hasakah.

According to Press TV, the Syrian Foreign Ministry made the criticism on Wednesday in two letters addressed to the United Nations secretary general and the head of the UN Security Council.

The governments in Riyadh, Ankara, Doha and some Western states, such as France, Britain and the US, are responsible for the Hasakah bombing and other terrorist assaults in Syria, the letter read.

On Tuesday, a bomber set off his explosive belt outside a bakery in the al-Salehiyah neighborhood of Hasakah, leaving 16 civilians dead and over 27 others wounded.

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place one day before Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

The letters also charged the perpetrators with such attacks of seeking to prolong the crisis gripping Syria and aggravate the suffering of Syrians.

Such assaults are also aimed at raising the morale of the terrorist groups that have suffered defeats amid gains by the Syrian armed forces and their allies, the letters added.

They further called on that the UN Security Council to take immediate punitive and deterrent measures against the countries, which are providing support and funds to the terrorists, and compel them to abide by the council’s resolutions.



Jul 07, 2016 15:57 UTC