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Syria urges UN to condemn bomb attack in Damascus suburb 
People inspect damaged cars at the site of a deadly bomb attack in the Jaramana suburb in southeast Damascus on July 25, 2013.
People inspect damaged cars at the site of a deadly bomb attack in the Jaramana suburb in southeast Damascus on July 25, 2013.
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On April 9, the leader of al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq network, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared merger with the terrorist al-Nusra Front in Syria to play an even greater role in the crisis plaguing the Arab state.

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Syria has called on the United Nations to condemn a recent bomb attack carried out by Takfiri militants near Damascus, where at least seven people died.


In letters to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council, the Syrian Foreign Ministry urged the world body to adopt a clear stance in “rejecting terrorism regardless of the place and time of the crime,” Syria’s official news agency SANA reported on Thursday.

The bomb attack was carried out on Thursday in the Jaramana suburb, southeast Damascus. More than 60 people were also wounded in the bombing.

According to the Syrian ministry, the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing. The group has been labeled by the UN as a terrorist entity.

The foreign ministry further called on the parties who support the extremist groups in Syria to stop supplying them with logistic and military aid.

Foreign-sponsored Takfiri groups have been behind many of the deadly bombings targeting both civilians and government institutions across Syria since the outbreak of the turmoil in March 2011.

On April 9, the leader of al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq network, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared merger with the terrorist al-Nusra Front in Syria to play an even greater role in the crisis plaguing the Arab state.

A day later, Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani, the head of al-Nusra, pledged allegiance to the al-Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

According to the UN, over 100,000 people have died in Syria since the outbreak of the turmoil.

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