Russia strongly condemns deadly bomb attack in Syria's Afrin - Foreign Ministry
MOSCOW. April 30 (Interfax) - Moscow is concerned about outbreaks of violence in areas adjacent to the Syrian-Turkish border under Ankara's control, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
"We are concerned to learn about occasional outbreaks of violence in areas adjacent to the Syrian-Turkish border that are currently under Ankara's control," Zakharova said in a commentary on a bomb attack in Syria's Afrin on April 28, published on the Foreign Ministry website.
Zakharova said she was speaking about territory that should eventually be returned under Syria's control.
"Durable and lasting stability and security in the Syrian-Turkish border area and in the country as a whole can be achieved only through restoring its sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity," the commentary says.
According to latest reports, a truck-bomb attack at a market in Afrin in the northwestern part of the Aleppo governorate on April 28 killed 40 people, including 11 children, and injured 47 others.
"We strongly condemn terrorist attacks causing civilian casualties. In this regard, we reiterate that there is no alternative to continuing the fight against terrorists in Syria designated as such by the UN Security Council," Zakharova said.