Berri Condemns Damascus Bombing: This Terrorist Act is Aimed at Fragmenting Syrian Army
Speaker Nabih Berri slammed on Thursday the “terrorist” bombing that targeted top Syrian security officials on Wednesday, saying that Syria will overcome its crisis and achieve peace.
He said in a statement: “The terrorist act is no doubt aimed at targeting the Syrian leadership in order to fragment the Syrian army, which acts as a guarantee for the country’s unity.”
“The fragmentation of the army will lead to the division of Syria and the elimination of its Arab and regional role, as well as its support of the Palestinian people,” he continued.
“We offer our deepest condolences to Syria, its president, government, parliament, army, and people,” Berri added.
“We are confident that Syria will overcome the crisis and achieve civil peace,” he stressed.
On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour had contacted his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem to express his condemnation of the Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister General Daoud Rajha, Syrian President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat, and General Hassan Turkmani, head of the regime's crisis cell on the uprising, state media said.