Syria Demands the UN to Take Action Against the Coalition Forces due to Constantly Massacring Civilians


August 6th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Al Mayadeen – – translated by Samer Hussein – 


Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has demanded the immediate cessation of the American-led “anti-ISIS” coalition bombardment of civilian areas in Syria, saying it constitutes a grave violation of international law and the international humanitarian law. 

The Ministry repeated Syria’s previous calls to end the violence and respect the international law, noting that both, the flights over Syrian territory and the bombardment itself are illegal, according to international law. 

In its letters, addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the UN Security Council, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry explained that targeting neighborhoods, civilian homes, destroying national hospitals (as was recently the case in Raqqah), as well as the use of internationally banned white phosphorus by the Washington-led coalition, are a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and the international law.

The Ministry added that Damascus reiterates its condemnation of the coalition crimes against civilians in the strongest terms, as they constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, meaning there is no possible way to justify them under any precondition or circumstances.

In its letters, the Ministry also stressed that Syria calls for an immediate action to be taken against the illegal actions of the so-called “international coalition”, whose presence in Syria was never approved by the authorities in Damascus, and whose activities are completely outside the framework of the United Nations. 

The Ministry also urged the UN Security Council to fulfill its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security and combating terrorism, particularly as regards the resolution 2253 (2015).

On Saturday, the US-led coalition jets committed a new massacre in the Syrian city of Raqqah, killing at least 43 civilians and wounding many more others, majority of them being women, children and the elderly.

About two days ago, another massacre of civilians was carried out in Raqqah, during which a mother and her 7 children were killed.

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