Syria demanded that the UN Security Council stop the massacre of demonstrators in Deir ez-Zor

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SYRIA (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a message to the UN Security Council on Monday, demanding to stop the repression against civilians who hold demonstrations in the north of Deir ez-Zor province.

The statement of the foreign affairs agency, transmitted by SANA, stresses that the US-backed Arab-Kurdish formations of the Forces of Democratic Syria use weapons when suppressing protests. As a result, in the village of El-Shahil on May 9, seven people were killed.

“Residents of the city of El-Buseira, populated by Zakan, Daman, El-Hoveyzeh and others during the demonstrations put forward legitimate demands for the restoration of the sovereignty of the Syrian state over this region and the withdrawal of SDF gangs from there,” the document stresses.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic calls on the UN Security Council to stop the massacre of demonstrators and stresses that “Syria reserves the right to take civilians under protection.”

Most of the province of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria was freed by government forces from terrorists from the Islamic State group in November 2017.

However, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River military actions against the IG gangs were conducted by Arab-Kurdish formations included in the SDF. They were supported from the air by the US Air Force and its allies in the international coalition.

Several large oil fields in the east of the Euphrates, which were seized by terrorists in 2014, are now in the hands of the SDF. The Syrian government has repeatedly warned that it intends to return these oil facilities under its control.


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