Syria is facing "organized terrorism", says its Foreign Minister

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Walid Al-Moualem

The Foreign Minister of Syria has told the General Assembly that his country is facing what he called "organized terrorism".

Walid Al-Moualem spoke as the General Assembly continued its general debate on Monday.

He said the most recent example of terrorist bombing took place in the capital, Damascus on 26 of September.

The Syrian Foreign Minister said and a group called "Jabhat Al Nosrah", which is affiliated with Al Qaeda, took responsibility for the attack.

"For more than one year now, my country has been facing organized terrorism that affected our citizens, our human and scientific resources, national establishments, and also much of Syria’s historic and archeological landmarks through terrorist bombings, assassinations and massacres, looting and sabotage activities that horrified citizens in many parts of Syria."

(Duration: 23")

Mr. Al- Moualem accused certain states in the region of turning a blind eye to the activities of terrorist groups crossing their borders or providing material and logistical support to those groups.

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