Syria’s acting chargé d’affaires to the United Nations says all military aggressors will leave the Arab country soon as the army and its allies gain more ground against foreign-backed terrorists on the battlefield.
Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria on Friday, Abdullah Hallaq said the army’s counter-terrorism operations have successfully reduced the suffering of civilians, including those holed up in militant-besieged areas, and facilitated humanitarian access to those regions.
A major anti-terror campaign underway in southern Syria has also demonstrated that certain governments only care about protecting terrorist groups, particularly the so-called “White Helmets,” rather than the fate of the displaced in Jordan, he added.
The White Helmets, Hallaq said, is an arm of the al-Nusra Front terror outfit, which has fabricated evidence to mislead the international public opinion about chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
In the face of advancing government forces in southern Syria earlier this month, Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets volunteers and their family members to Jordan for resettlement in the UK, Canada and Germany. The evacuation further proved the much-reported collaboration between Tel Aviv and anti-Damascus militants.
“The day when all aggressor military forces leave Syria is not far away,” the Syrian diplomat pointed out.
He also condemned unilateral economic measures taken by the EU and the US against Syria, saying the sanctions have hindered the process of providing basic services to the Syrian people and improving their humanitarian situation.
Hallaq further accused the UN of deliberately ignoring the information provided by the Syrian government regarding the suffering of kids at the hands of terrorists and relying on “questionable information” from militant-affiliated sources in its latest report on the situation of children in the country.
The UN, he said, should adopt a “objective, transparent, and neutral” stance on the humanitarian situation in Syria amid “constant efforts to distort facts about the Syrian state’s work to provide the needs of its citizens and in light of certain states’ support for terrorists and exploitation of the humanitarian situation in Syria to serve their own political agendas.”
Syrians rejoice at army advance in Quneitra
Separately on Friday, the Syrians celebrated the hoisting of their national flag at al-Tahrir Square in the town of Quneitra.
Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that the Syrian army units had managed to enter the town after eliminating terrorists and dismantling their landmines and explosive devices.
During the ceremony, Quneitra residents voiced their support for the army in their battle against terrorism until the liberation of the entire Syrian territory.
The Syrian military is trying to wrest control over the strategic southwestern Quneitra Province, which borders Jordan, Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
It has also been conducting a major counter-terrorism operation in the nearby Dara’a Province that also borders Jordan and the Golan Heights.
Takfiri militants in the two provinces have been handing over their heavy weapons to Syrian government forces and leaving the region in negotiated surrender deals.
The full liberation of both Dara’a and Quneitra by Syrian government forces would cut the much-reported collaboration between Israel and anti-Damascus militants operating in the region.