Red Cross Convoy Carrying Qusayr Wounded Interrupted in Bekaa, Changes Route

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Members of the Jaafar clan in the Bekaa on Monday blocked the road in front of a Red Cross convoy carrying Syrians wounded in the neighboring country's battles, forcing it to change its route.

"Members of the Jaafar clan, who are also Hizbullah supporters, blocked the road linking Baalbeck to the North to prevent a Red Cross convoy from passing,” radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) reported.

It added: “The convoy returned to Arsal after Jaafar family members blocked the road with burnt tires.”

Meanwhile, LBCI television said several women interrupted a Red Cross convoy carrying wounded Syrians in the Hermel region, which forced it to change its route.

Later, however, the state-run National News Agency said phone calls did not succeed in opening the road, which forced the convoy to take the Hermel-Baalbeck-Ainata route instead, escorted by the army and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

VDL had noted noted that the 29 Syrians on board were wounded in the battles of Syria's border town of al-Qusayr.

On Saturday, an ICRC convoy carrying wounded fighters from Arsal to Bekaa hospitals was pelted with stones on the al-Labweh-Baalbek road, NNA reported.

The convoy, however, continued its trip towards hospitals in the Bekaa, the agency said.

The Lebanese Red Cross transported on Sunday around 35 Syrians, who were wounded in the Syrian town of Qusayr, state-run National News Agency reported.

The NNA said that the transfer operations kicked off overnight Saturday.

The wounded people were submitted to al-Menyeh Hospital in the northern city of Tripoli, the news agency added.

The wounded were evacuated as the regime seized the last remaining insurgent bastion in the Qusayr area of central Syria, near the Lebanese border.

Red Cross Operations Director George Kettaneh later told LBCI that 87 wounded people have been transported from Qusayr to Lebanon since Friday in cooperation with the Lebanese army.

Comments 11
Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 19:43

I always wondered why Israel never bombed this clan.... Now we got the answer. They're serving them!

Thumb geha 10 June 2013, 19:48

bunch of animals.
no humanity.
and they say they are not baby killers?

Missing mohammad_ca 10 June 2013, 20:16

Allah yl3an abokon wled 7aram...

Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 20:22

What's the army doing! ? Escort the bloody ambulances for god's sake.

Thumb Bandoul 10 June 2013, 20:47

May any individual who claims to be Muslim regardless of affiliation be it Shia or Sunni and who slaughters another human being with knives and hatchets while shouting Allah Akbar be damned to the eternal fires of hell.

Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 21:03

Allahû Akbar! You're so right. They're no Moslems...

Thumb bashir 10 June 2013, 21:32

where is the flame thrower when you need it?

Default-user-icon nutsflipped (Guest) 10 June 2013, 21:32

Jayinkum traitors in Lebanon. There is no escape. Love Bashar el Assad.

Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 22:47

On n'aime pas les marocains par ici.... Du balais!

Missing shootingstar 11 June 2013, 02:32

I think they should go to GCC for treatment. Lebanon can't even treat their own people.

Missing phillipo 11 June 2013, 06:49

"phone calls did not succeed in opening the road"
I bet tanks would have done.