A handout picture released by Syria’s official SANA news agency shows Syrians and security forces gathering at the site of a blast targeting the Arzuna Bridge outside the Syrian western port city of Tartus, September 5, 2016.
Syria has called on the United Nations Security Council to adopt punitive measures against countries that support terrorism, in the wake of a string of bomb explosions that killed over four dozen civilians in the Arab country.
“These bloody explosions are part of a systematic mechanism, and perpetrated by terrorist organizations like Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Jaish al-Fatah, Ahrar al-Sham, and many others. Such groups have no respect whatsoever for the UN Charter and relevant law and regulations,” Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement on Monday.
The statement further read that terrorist crimes and massacres will not discourage the incumbent Damascus government from continuing the anti-terror campaign and seeking a political solution to the Syrian conflict through Syrian-Syrian dialog.
“The Syrian government calls on the UN security Council to immediately condemn the bloody crimes perpetrated by terrorist groups, and to assume its responsibility in preserving international peace and security.”
The statement also called on the Security Council to take punitive measures “against the countries which support terrorism, particularly Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and France.”
Two bomb explosions ripped through the entrance to the western port city of Tartus, located 220 kilometers (136 miles) northwest of the capital, Damascus, on Monday, claiming over 30 civilian lives.
A handout picture released by Syria’s official SANA news agency shows Syrians and security forces gathering at the site of a blast targeting the Arzuna Bridge outside the Syrian western port city of Tartus, September 5, 2016.
Syrian police sources said the first blast took place when a car rigged with explosives was detonated on a highway under the Arzuna Bridge. The second blast happened when a bomber blew himself up as people were rescuing the victims of the initial bombing.
The unnamed sources said that at least 36 people were also injured in the two blasts.
Additionally, a bomb hidden on a motorcycle exploded in the Kurdish-populated Marsho area of the northeastern city of Hasaka, leaving eight people dead.
Three people were also killed and several others injured when an explosives-laden car went off on a road linking the Sabourah and Baja districts of the outskirts of Damascus.
A handout picture released by Syria’s official SANA news agency shows a collapsed building at the site of a car bombing in the western Syrian city of Homs, September 5, 2016.
In the northeastern Bab Tadmor (Gate of Palmyra) neighborhood of the western city of Homs, located 162 kilometers (101 miles) north of Damascus, a bomb attack killed two civilians and left seven others injured.
The Takfiri Daesh militant group later claimed responsibility for all of the terrorist attacks.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011.
On Monday, five civilians were killed and 14 others injured when several rockets fired by Jaish al-Fatah militants struck the Salahuddin neighborhood of Aleppo, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of the capital, Damascus.
The projectiles also caused substantial damage to public properties and several houses in the targeted area. There was a child among those killed in the terrorist attack.

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