DAMASCUS- Syrian Foreign Ministry addressed on Monday two identical letters to the chairman of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General in which the Ministry stressed that the failure of the UN Security Council to condemn the bombing which took place in Daf al-Shouk neighborhood has encouraged terrorists to continue committing crimes against the Syrian people.
In the two letters, the Ministry said that on Monday October 29, 2012, a car bomb explosion shook a neighborhood in the town of Jarmana south of Damascus, resulting in the death of 11 citizens and injuring over 20, in addition to causing grave material damage to building to surrounding buildings and shops.
The Foreign Ministry stated that this bombing took place in a town where Syrian Muslims and Christians of various sects coexist, and that it is one of the devastating bombings that took place in Syria during Eid al-Adha holiday, noting that the Syrian government announced its commitment to the cessation of military operations during this holiday, pointing out that the failure of the UN Security Council to condemn the bombing which took place in Daf al-Shouk neighborhood has encouraged terrorists to continue committing crimes against the Syrian people.
"The disruption by the US and some European and Western countries of issuing Security Council statements that condemn the bloody terrorism claiming dozens of lives of women, children and the elderly in Syria can only be interpreted as practical support for terrorism and terrorists," the Syrian Foreign Ministry said.
“the US, France, Germany and Britain take turns among themselves to disrupt these procedures every time terrorists commit their crimes in Syria under blatant excuses and allegations that clearly indicate the existence of an agenda targeting the Syrian people, their achievements and their civilization, as well as constituting blatant proof of detestable double standards.” the Ministry added.
The letters also said that leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, called upon his followers who are active in Syria to escalate their criminal massacres, in addition to demanding his followers in the Islamic world to go to Syria to participate in Jihad, noting that these statements were made in his televised message broadcast on October 25, 2012.
The letters added that terrorist organizations, following instructions from their leaders in Riyadh, Doha, Ankara, Istanbul, Paris and other capitals, assassinated Father Fadi Haddad, the pastor of Mar Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Qatana, and detonated a car bomb in front of the Syriac Church in Deir Ezzor, and before that they committed a barbaric terrorist attack on the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo which caused severe material damage to it, not to mention the terrorist groups' attacks on the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday on a water pumping station in Aleppo, which damaged five pumps and cut drinking water from all the occupants of the western part of the city.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry noted that as part of the honest efforts to restore security and tranquility across Syria, President Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty on October 23, 2012, which is the most comprehensive in Syria's history and benefits thousands of Syrians who were involved in recent events and were released to celebrate Eid al-Adha with their families and friends.
The Foreign Ministry concluded the letters by beseeching the UNSC member states, particularly those who combat terrorism without double standards, as well as all the UN member countries, to condemn terrorism whose perpetrators and their protectors and financers are seeking to destroy and fragment Syria and eliminate the unity of its people and territories and its civilized and humane role.
In turn, the General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces stressed that the armed terrorist groups have continued for the third consecutive day their violations of the declaration on suspending military operations which was announced in the statement of the General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces on October 25th, 2012.
The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces added that the armed terrorist groups' continuation of their violations constitutes clear-cut evidence on them following the project aimed at dismembering Syria and destroying it, "which demands going ahead with confronting these terrorist groups and chasing their fleeing members and hitting with an iron fist to uproot them and relieve the homeland of their evils."