WFPIST Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack on Syrian Civilians
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) denounced a recent deadly terror attack on displaced civilians in Syria as a sign of “full coordination” among terrorists, the US and the Zionist regime of Israel.
In a statement released on Sunday, Secretary General of the WFPIST Ayatollah Mohsen Araki strongly condemned the terrorist attack on buses carrying displaced civilians from Syria’s towns of Foua and Kefraya that killed dozens of “innocent people”, mostly children, near Aleppo.
“This cowardly aggression is indicative of a continued conspiracy and full coordination between terrorist groups and the Zionist enemy under the command of the US and its stooges in the region,” he said.
The WFPIST will stand by the Syrian people until the complete eradication of terrorism in the brother country, the statement went on to say.
Over 118 evacuees from the Shiite-populated towns of Foua and Kefraya were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself off near the buses at a transit point west of Aleppo Saturday.
The number of the injured has been declared to be at least 224.
The Takfiri militants also kidnapped dozens of the civilians on Saturday.
Thousands of militants and their families were expected to leave the towns of Zabadani and Madaya near the Lebanese border for Idlib, while thousands of people were supposed to leave Foua and Kefraya for government-held parts of Aleppo province as part of a deal between Damascus and militant groups.
Residents from the two villages had been stuck in and around Aleppo on Saturday as the deal was stalled by militant groups. Later in the day, a bomber blew up an explosive-laden car near the convoy, killing large groups of people, mostly children.
Eventually, around 5,000 residents were transported out of the areas and settled in their new dwellings. Some 3,000 more civilians are still in Foua and Kefraya and are expected to be evacuated soon.