Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Syria
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hussein Jaberi Ansari strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus, which killed nearly 150 people, mostly civilians.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Jaberi Ansari expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved families of the victims and the people ad and government of Syria over the tragic incidents.
He said terrorism and extremism are serious threats to the regional nations as well as global peace and security, adding that Iran calls on the international community to fulfil its moral and legal duty to counter the sinister phenomena.
Four car bombs and three suicide bombers that struck the Syrian cities of Jableh and Tartus left a trail of over 140 dead on Monday.
According to the Syrian foreign ministry, terrorists first detonated a car bomb at the main bus station in Tartus, which was immediately followed by two suicide bomb explosions, one inside the bus station and the other in a nearby residential neighborhood.
At least 48 people were killed in Tartus on Monday. Many of those killed and injured had been school children or university students.
Following the Tartus blasts, almost simultaneously, militants went on to detonate three car bombs in the city of Jableh. Two of the bombs went off at the main bus station, while the third was deployed near Electricity Directorate. A forth attack in the city was carried out by a suicide bomber at the entrance to Jableh National Hospital.
At least 100 people were killed in Jableh. The “Ahrar al-Sham” terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks in both cities.
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