Wednesday, 26 July 2017 22:09

Syrian Coalition Sends Protest Note to UN & Arab League on Hezbollah Attacks in Qalamoun and Arsal

The Syrian Coalition’s legal committee sent a memorandum to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and representatives of the permanent members of the UN Security Council to protest against the attacks on Syrian civilians and refugees by the Hezbollah militias on Syrian civilians and refugees in the Qalamoun area in Syria and the town of Arsal in Lebanon.

The committee highlighted the war crimes being committed against Syrian civilians and refugees at the hands of the terrorist elements of Hezbollah, making it clear that these attacks are causing unspeakable suffering to Syrian civilians and refugees.

The memorandum called on the United Nations to exercise pressure the Lebanese government to improve the situation of Syrian refugees and to protect them from the continued attacks and violations by Hezbollah militias.

The memorandum called for the formation of an independent committee under the supervision of the United Nations to investigate these violations and to ensure the safety and immediate release of Syrian refugees in the custody of the Lebanese army. It also called for permanent international monitoring of the status of Syrian refugees in Lebanon in light of the continued violations against them by Hezbollah.

Moreover, the memorandum called on the Arab League to hold an emergency ministerial meeting to discuss the situation of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, stop the intervention of Lebanese parties in the internal affairs of Syria and condemn Hezbollah's military intervention alongside the Assad regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)

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