Syria to UN: Jordan is involved in 'Southern Storm' ops

تم نشره في Tue 30 June / Jun 2015. 12:00 AM

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has formally lodged a complaint with the United Nations over Jordan’s persisting involvement in training Syria-bound fighters on its soil, urging UN action to end Amman’s sponsorship of armed terror groups, Press TV reported, saying Jordan is involved in the Southern Storm operation in Daraa.

In an official letter on Monday, Damascus accused neighboring Jordan of using its soil to facilitate the training of foreign-backed fighters that are engaged in armed battles to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

The letter was sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as well as the Security Council's current president, Lithuanian diplomat Raimonda Murmokaitė in May.

Moreover, the letter called on the UN Security Council to adopt measures "to stop the actions of Jordan that threaten security and stability in the region and the entire world."

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 222,000 people, according to reports.

Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. More than 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced, according to the United Nations. (Agencies)