Syria vows 'retaliation' for Homs assault: Damascus envoy

The terrorist attacks that targeted today were a clear message from the sponsors of terrorism to Geneva, said Jaafari


Afp February 25, 2017
Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations and head of the government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari (4th L) attends a meeting of Intra-Syria peace talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 24, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA: Syria will retaliate following the deadly suicide assault in its third city Homs on Saturday, the Damascus regime's envoy to UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva said.

"The terrorist attacks that targeted Homs today were a clear message from the sponsors of terrorism to Geneva," said Bashar al-Jaafari.

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"We want to tell them that this message has been received... and we won't allow for it to pass without retaliation," he told reporters at UN offices in the Swiss city.

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