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    Syria condemns “cowardly US aggression” and warns that “it will have consequences”

    The Syrian government has condemned this Friday “the cowardly aggression” of the United States in the east of the country, which has resulted in the death of 22 alleged pro-government militiamen supported by Iran, while warning that “it will have consequences that will aggravate the situation” in the region.

    In a statement carried by the official Syrian news agency, SANA, the Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed its condemnation “in the strongest terms” and pointed out that the bombing “contradicts international law and the United Nations Charter”.

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    In this sense, it has considered that the “aggression” constitutes “a negative indication” of the policies of the new US Administration, headed by Joe Biden, “which supposedly adhere to international legitimacy, not to the law of the jungle, which the previous administration used to deal with regional and international crises”.

    He also stressed that “the US occupation forces” are carrying out “a flagrant aggression on the sovereignty, unity and integrity of the Syrian territories and a violation of international law and Security Council resolutions” related to the Asian country.

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    Syria has therefore called on the United States to “change its aggressive approach” against the nation and to “stop providing support to terrorist organizations that continue to attack Syria and its people.”

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the airstrike has hit targets of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) — a coalition of Iraqi pro-government militias — and the Iraqi militia Kataib Hezbollah in Deir Ezzor province.

    Hours earlier, the US Department of Defense had confirmed a strike against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria and stressed that it was executed “on the instructions of the President”, Joe Biden.

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    Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that this action was authorized in response to “recent attacks against US and coalition personnel in Iraq” and threats against these same personnel.

    Jacob Anderson
    Jacob Anderson
    Jacob Anderson is Journalist and Political Analysis of Awutar. You can get him via: [email protected]


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