Syrian Envoy to UN: Turkish Troops Provide Terrorists in Syrian Aleppo With Arms
Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said that the Turkish military built arms depots in the Syrian province of Aleppo and supplied terrorists groups with arms and munition.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The Turkish military built arms depots in the Syrian province of Aleppo and supplied terrorists groups with arms and munition, Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said on Friday.
"On 1 August 2016, Turkish troops were observed entering Syrian territory. Those troops assembled opposite the village of Bikah… in the northern countryside of Aleppo governorate, and built weapons depots. They handed over those depots, filled with weapons and ammunition, to the Army of Conquest, the Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist groups," Jaafari said in identical letters addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and to UN Security Council President Ramlan bin Ibrahim.
He added that the Turkish troops also delivered rockets and ammunition from Turkey to terrorist groups in Aleppo. Aside from that, a convoy carrying terrorists was observed entering Syria from Turkey, the diplomat said.
"Syria also calls on the Security Council to compel the Turkish regime to close its borders to armed terrorist groups and to stop arming and funding such groups," Jaafari said.
Jaafari has repeatedly reported to the UN Secretariat that Ankara as well as Riyadh and Doha were supporting terrorist groups active in Syria.
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