US and French Warplanes Massacre Civilians in Syria on Phony Pretext of Combating ISIS
by Stephen Lendman
Rogue states like France, other NATO nations, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and regional ones allied with America’s imperial project represent the greatest threat to world peace - committing genocidal high crimes in waging war on humanity.
Syria’s Foreign Ministry repeatedly appeals in vain to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and rotating Security Council presidents.
On July 19, it sent them identical letters, saying “French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, in addition to tens of wounded citizens, the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores of other civilians who still under debris are unknown too.”
The letters explained French aggression came one day after US warplanes slaughtered over 20 civilians in Manbij.
“The government of Syrian Arab republic condemns, with the strongest terms, the two bloody massacres perpetrated by the French and US warplanes and those affiliated to the so-called international coalition which send their missiles and bombs to the civilians instead of directing them to the terrorist gangs,” the Foreign Ministry stressed.
“Syria also affirms that those who want to combat terrorism seriously should coordinate with the Syrian government and army.”
Washington and its imperial partners refuse, their bombing campaign and use of terrorist foot soldiers aimed at toppling the democratically elected Syrian government, wanting Western-controlled puppet leadership replacing it.
US, UK, French, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari, Jordanian and Israeli support for terrorist groups mischaracterized as “moderate rebels” is clear proof they want the Syrian Arab Republic destroyed - genocidal high crimes continuing daily to accomplish their objective.
Syria’s government remains committed to protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity, continuing the struggle to defeat the scourge of US-led Western and regional-supported terrorism.
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