The Syrian Coalition Warns of Imminent Danger to the Residents of Qusayr, Homs
May 13, 2013
Assad has mobilized military forces in the direction of the city of Qusayr, in the province of Homs. Several confirmed news sources have stated that more than 30 tanks and a large number of soldiers are currently gathering near the village of Al-Aboudiyeh, on the outskirts of the city.
The Syrian Coalition stresses that this is an extremely dangerous situation. We warn civil society of these new crimes that Assad may soon commit against the residents of Qusayr. We call on human rights and civilian protection organizations to immediately head to Qusayr to help save the 30,000 civilians who face imminent danger.
The Syrian Coalition reiterates its call to the international community to act quickly through the UN Security Council. We ask the Security Council to issue a decision forcing Lebanon to control its borders, and thus guarantee the withdrawal of Hezbollah members from Syrian territory.