Report: U.N. Accuses Iran, Hizbullah of Killing Syrian Soldiersإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) committee said that Iran and Hizbullah are involved in killing Syrian soldiers who refused to shoot at anti-regime protesters, the French radio station reported on Saturday.
The committee reported that it will publish a detailed report from 20 pages during the upcoming days.
The report will include images and testimonies from refugees and soldiers who defected from the army and are now present in Turkey.
The Syrian government has sought to crush the democracy movement with brutal force, killing more than 1,649 civilians and arresting thousands of dissenters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Group.
The committee said that Syrian soldiers who refused to shoot at protesters were killed after they were detained by Hizbullah or Iranian Revolutionary Guards members, “Who are now present in Syria to help the regime repress protesters.”
Western Sources had previously confirmed that Iran and Syria are involved in oppressing the anti-regime protesters, the radio station said.
However, Iran and Hizbullah have continuously refused the accusations.
The latest crackdown has centered on Hama.
The crackdown on Hama has prompted harsh words from Washington and Moscow, with Russia hinting at a possible change of heart after stonewalling firm U.N. action against Syria, its ally since Soviet times.