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Syria Demands UN Sanctions Over Israeli Airstrikes on Damascus: Ministry

© East News / Zhang NaijieSyrian Foreign Ministry asked UN to impose deterring sanctions on Israel
Syrian Foreign Ministry asked UN to impose deterring sanctions on Israel - Sputnik International
Syrian Foreign Ministry asked UN to impose deterring sanctions on Israel over its airstrikes on the Damascus International Airport.

MOSCOW, December 8 (Sputnik) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry has asked the United Nations (UN) to impose sanctions on Israel over its airstrikes on the Damascus International Airport, SANA news agency reports.

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“The Syrian government called for imposing deterring sanctions on Israel, which did not hide its policy in supporting terrorism, calling also on taking all procedures, in accordance with the UN Charter, to prevent Israel from repeating such attacks,” the ministry said in a letter as cited by SANA Sunday.

The letter was written in two copies, one of which was sent to the UN Secretary-General and the other to the Chairman of the UN Security Council.

According to the letter, Israel committed a “heinous crime” against Syrian sovereignty having launched airstrikes on safe areas in the Dimus region and the Damascus International Airport on Sunday. According to the message, the Israeli air attack is seen as support to the armed terrorist groups in Syria, especially in light of recent advances the Syrian army made in a number of areas.

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Syria is currently battling several militant groups, including the Islamic State (IS), which has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012 and has taken control over vast territories in Syria and Iraq.

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