So-Called US-Led Coalition Succeeded Only in Killing Innocent Syrians: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has affirmed that the illegal US-led coalition, purportedly against Daesh, has succeeded only in killing innocent Syrians and destroying the Syrian infrastructure along the Euphrates.

In a letter addressing the UN Chief and President of the Security Council dealing with the latest aggression carried out by the illegal Washington-led coalition against Syrian civilians in the towns of al-Baghouz Fouqani and al-Sousa in the countryside of al-Boukmal city in Deir Ezzor, the ministry condemned the coalition's new aggression, describing it as unjustified.

 More than 30 civilians were martyred, tens others were wounded and several houses were destroyed in airstrikes carried out at midnight by the US-led Coalition against civilians' houses in the towns of al-Baghouz Fouqani and al-Sousa  al-Boukmal countryside in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor.  

The ministry said that the pretexts made to justify the crime were unacceptable because the coalition knows well the geography of the area and because the real goal of the airstrikes was to pressure the locals to accept the entry of the militias of the so-called Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) to their towns.

 "This illegal coalition has succeeded only in killing innocent Syrians and destroying the Syrian infrastructure along the Euphrates, particularly bridges, schools, the water pumping and electricity generating facilities," said the ministry, pointing out that the destroyed Syrian city of Raqqa has become a symbol telling the savageness of the United States and its allied western countries.

The ministry went on to say that Syria renews its call on some countries, who are member in this illegal coalition and who still have the minimum level of humanitarian feeling, to immediately withdraw from this ill-famed coalition and to not allow Washington, Paris and London to continue misleading the international community about their real intentions to impose their hegemony over peoples of the world.

The United Nations should assume its responsibility in maintaining international peace and security as well as in playing an honest neutral role in the region and avoiding being a tool to implement the American, Israeli and western policies which have lost their credibility and become a source of irony to the world public opinion, the ministry said.

Hamda Mustafa