vrijdag 5 oktober 2012

UN Security Council Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Aleppo

 Oct 05, 2012
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NEW YORK, (SANA) – The members of the UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Aleppo, Syria on 3 October, causing dozens of deaths and over one hundred civilians injured, the responsibility for which was claimed by the Jebhat al-Nusra group affiliated with Al Qaeda.

They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous acts and to the people of Syria.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any act of terrorism is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that the measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

In a statement issued on the day of the terrorist bombings, the Syrian Interior Ministry said that terrorist groups in Aleppo province carried out a series of bloody terrorist bombings on Wednesday, October 3rd, at a time when people are heading to work and schools in Aleppo city, claiming the lives of 34 martyrs and injuring 122, both civilians and military personnel. Three terrorists died in the bombings as well.

The statement also said that the bombings caused extensive damage to public and private properties, state establishments, hotels and homes, and wrecked 250 private and state-owned cars.

M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh

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