Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:36AM
Militants from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, May 26, 2015. (© AFP)
Militants from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, May 26, 2015. (© AFP)

Syria has held some regional states accountable for the spiraling deadly violence in the crisis-hit Arab country, stating that their financial and military support for militant groups has emboldened them to commit crimes against humanity on a large scale.

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in separate letters sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council, condemned the recent massacre of dozens of civilians in the Qalb Loze village of Idlib province at the hands of al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists and fellow Takfiri militants from the so-called Ahrar al-Sham group.

“This and other terrorist crimes would not have happened if the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Jordan and Turkey had not provided munitions, equipment, shelter, training and financial support to terrorist groups in blatant violation of UN resolutions, especially the Security Council resolutions pertaining to terrorism,” the letters read.

The Damascus government will provide the UN chief and the Security Council with ample information about the scale of Qalb Loze carnage, the ministry further noted.

It also censured the deafening silence of some members of the Security Council over what it termed systematic terrorist crimes in Syria.

On Thursday, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that at least 30 people, including five members of a single family, three clerics and two women, were killed in Qalb Loze village, located about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Aleppo.

The report added that the “terrorists looted and burned dozens of homes” after they went on a shooting rampage in the troubled area. 

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. Western powers and some of their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are reportedly supporting the militants. The conflict has reportedly left more than 230,000 people, including almost 11,500 children, dead up until now.

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