Russian FM official urges UNSC meet on Kassab attack

Russian FM official urges UNSC meet on Kassab attack
Tue Apr 1, 2014 22:44:03

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has called for an emergency Security Council meeting to discuss the crimes committed by armed insurgent groups against the residents of Syrian Kassab city in Lattakia countryside, near the border with Turkey.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has called for an emergency Security Council meeting to discuss the crimes committed by armed insurgent groups against the residents of Syrian Kassab city in Lattakia countryside, near the border with Turkey.

"An investigation should be conducted into the shooting on the Armenian residents of Kassab city by the gunmen," Gatilov wrote on his Twitter page, as quoted by Russia Today website.

"It's necessary that the Security Council discuss that as soon as possible," he added.

Foreign-backed militant groups launched a major assault against Kassab city in northern Syria with apparent support and artillery coverage from Turkish military forces.

Following the deadly assault by the insurgents on Kassab, Syrian officials launched a protest with the UN, insisting that the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Teyyip Erdogan's had facilitated the entry of the armed militants into the Lattakia northern countryside.

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