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Syria calls on UNSC to immediately stop US-led coalition crimes

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has called on the UN Security Council to take immediate measures to put an end to the atrocities of the US-led coalition against the people in the country.

In two letters to the UN Secretary General and Chairman of the Security Council, the Ministry condemned the Monday airstrike by the US-led coalition on al-Qussour neighborhood in Dayr al-Zawr city, which claimed the lives of 14 civilians and injured over 40 others.

The attack reveals the “suspicious” and “subversive” role of the US-led coalition in Syria, as the bloc was aware of the presence of the large number of civilians in the district after the Syrian army evacuated Daesh Takfiri terrorists from the area, the letters pointed out.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry slammed the “frantic” efforts by the US-led coalition to hinder the advance of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies following their victories against Daesh terrorists, particularly in Dayr al-Zawr.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of killing and injuring civilians and destroying the civilian infrastructure. It has also been largely incapable of achieving its declared goal of destroying Daesh.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry described the US-led coalition’s newly-announced plans to reconstruct the city of Raqqah, as an attempt to cover up its “heinous” crimes in the city.

The coalition “will not succeed in consolidating the de facto situation it seeks to achieve in cooperation with its agents, in a gross violation of the Syrian Arab Republic’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity,” the letters pointed out.

The letters noted that the countries which hail the US-led operations in Raqqah but turn a blind eye to the deaths of thousands of civilians and the full destruction of the city are “complicit” in shedding the blood of the Syrians and ruining their cities and infrastructure.

Earlier this month, the so-called Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants, captured the city of Raqqah from the Daesh terror group following a military operation, which was launched in July without the central government’s approval.

On Sunday, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the US has wiped Raqqah “off the face of the earth” with carpet bombing in the same way the United States and Britain bombed Germany’s Dresden in 1945.

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