Syria complains to UN about ‘Turkey’s support for terrorists’
Syria’s Foreign Ministry has complained to the UN about what it calls Turkey’s support for Takfiri terrorists operating in the Arab country.
The ministry made the complaint on Tuesday in two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and the president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The letters held the Turkish government fully responsible for crimes committed by terrorist groups in the towns of al-Fou’a and Kefraya in the northwestern province of Idlib.
The letters stressed that the terrorist organizations, including the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-sham, are depriving people in the two towns of food, drink, medicine, and fuel, targeting the towns on a daily basis with rockets and shells, which have killed and injured civilians.
It is highlighted in the letters that the crimes are perpetrated by the terrorist groups under the logistic support and direct instructions from the Turkish government.
The letters called on the world bodies to cooperate with the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism and demanded that countries supporting and funding terrorists, particularly Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, stop their hostile practice against the Syrian people.
They also urged that the UN and UNSC break the silence on the crimes committed by militants in Syria and hold the supporters of the terrorists responsible for the killing of the Syrian people.
Fou’a and Kefraya are two government-held towns in Idlib province, which have been surrounded by Takfiri militants.
The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, which flared up in March 2011, has reportedly claimed more than 240,000 lives up until now.
The UN says the militancy has displaced more than 7.2 million Syrians internally, and compelled over four million others to take refuge in neighboring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon.