Syrian Ambassador Rejects Reports on Hizbullah Helping Regime Troopsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali slammed on Monday reports saying that Hizbullah is aiding Syrian forces in the border town of Qusayr.
“The Lebanese residing in Syrian territories are directly concerned with confronting the gunmen who attack them,” Ali told reporters after holding talks with Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour at the Bustros Palace.
He rejected the reports, considering them fabrications.
Earlier on Monday, Louay al-Meqdad, an official of the rebel Free Syrian Army, accused Hizbullah, in comments published in An Nahar newspaper, of carrying out an “unprecedented invasion” backed by Syrian artillery fire in villages in central Syria.
The opposition Syrian National Council said Hizbullah fighters crossed into Homs province of central Syria on Saturday and attacked three Syrian villages in the Qusayr region.
A Hizbullah official said three Lebanese Shiites were killed in clashes in Syria while acting in "self-defense,” without specifying if they were party members.
Ali called on those reporting these kind of news to “respect the moral standards and credibility.”
The diplomat said that his country is currently controlling several crossing along the Lebanese-Syrian border, noting that violations have decreased.
The ambassador told reporters that the Lebanese army is detaining gangs and gunmen along the border and confronting arms smuggling operations.
He said that these attempts “violate the brotherly ties between the two countries.”