May 19, 2013
Assad forces, with support from Hezbollah militias, as well as Iranian elements, are currently shelling the town of Qusair with various heavy weapons. They are leveling civilian homes with artillery and rocket fire, while the air force provides cover for the Hezbollah militias. These militias seem to be preparing to storm Qusair and there are clear indications that a civilian massacre will soon take place.
The Syrian Coalition warns about the outcome of these distressing developments, which come as part of an organized and predetermined military campaign. This campaign has received strategic support and collaboration from terrorist countries and organizations. These entities are backing the Assad regime as it plunges the country into destruction on a daily basis.
The Syrian Coalition calls on the Arab League and its Secretary General to hold an emergency meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers to take the necessary precautions to protect Qusair from brazen aggression. The Syrian Coalition also asks the international community to take responsibility for protecting the lives of the 40,000 civilians in Qusair and also calls on the Security Council to denounce Hezbollah’s attack on Qusair and fulfill its UN mandate to protect civilian lives.
Assad has allied with foreign forces to preserve his tyrannical regime, while his outrageous attacks on the Syrian people are in explicit violation of international laws and Syria’s sovereignty. Assad must be denounced and stopped by all free people of the world.
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.