Damascus calls on UN to stop US-led crimes
Damascus has urged the United Nations to take on its responsibilities concerning the establishment of international peace and security to put an end to the crimes against Syrians by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIS terrorist group.
The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in two separate letters sent to UN Secretary General António Guterres and rotating President of the UN Security Council Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta on Wednesday, pointed to the loss of 17 civilian lives in US-led aerial attacks against residential neighborhoods in Raqqah on August 16.
The letter added that airstrikes also injured many people, including children and women, and damaged civilian infrastructure.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry also accused the US-led coalition of using guided bombs and internationally-banned white phosphorus munitions in flagrant violation of international law and human rights principles, PressTV reported.
The letters further called upon the members of the US-led coalition to immediately dissolve the military contingent as it had been formed outside the UN framework and without permission from the Syrian government.