Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Foreign Ministry: Terrorist Acts in Iraq Add to Terrorist Groups' Record in Syria


DAMASCUS, (SANA)- The Syrian government strongly condemns the series of terrorist bombings which hit various areas in Iraq on Monday and claimed innocent lives, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Tuesday. 

"These ugly acts carried out by the obscurantist forces add to the record of the armed terrorist groups that is rife with criminality and sabotage in the friendly countries of Syria and Iraq," the source added. 

It expressed Syria's deep condolences to the Iraqi government, leadership and people over the martyrs and wishes of speedy recovery for the injured. 

It reiterated Syria's call upon the international community "to uproot this scourge using all possible means to combat terrorism, drain its marsh and prosecute its perpetrators, supporters and those standing behind them." 

"Syria affirms its support to the steps taken by brotherly Iraq that aim to consolidate stability and security in it," said the source. 

Some 25 Iraqis were killed and 200 others were injured in a series of terrorist bombings which targeted several cities in Iraq on Monday. 

H. Said

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