MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the morning of October 20, a bus carrying Syrian soldiers was blown up in the center of Damascus in the immediate vicinity of the famous Dama Rose hotel. 14 people became victims of the dastardly attack, several more were injured.
We strongly condemn this audacious terrorist attack. We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wish the victims a speedy recovery. We view this bloody crime as a blatant challenge aimed at questioning the ability of the SAR authorities to ensure the security of the capital, provoke a new round of violence and obstruct efforts to achieve a political settlement in Syria. We believe it is no coincidence that the action was held at a time when the meetings of the inter-Syrian Constitutional Committee resumed in Geneva.
We reiterate the importance of combining international efforts in the fight against the global terrorist threat on the existing international legal basis, including the establishment of cooperation in this area with the Government of the SAR.
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