x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

GCC condemns Hizbollah in Syria

The Gulf Cooperation Council strongly condemned the blatant interference of Hizbollah in Syria, considering it a "partner in crimes" of the overwhelming killings of innocent Syrians.

RIYADH // The Gulf Cooperation Council condemned Hizbollah’s fighters in Syria yesterday, calling the group a “partner in crimes” in the deaths of Syrians.

The Lebanese group have played a crucial part in Syria’s civil war by backing the regime of Bashar Al Assad.

Hizbollah fighters helped the regime score important victories this year, including in the battle of the strategic town Qusayr, a former rebel stronghold, near the Lebanese border.

There have been reports of as many as 5,000 Hizbollah fighters in Syria.

The GCC said it has decided to take measures against Hizbollah’s members who are in member countries, whether it was their living status, financial or commerce conditions inside GCC countries.

The GCC also called on the Lebanese government to take responsibility toward Hezbollah’s “unlawful and inhuman” practices in Syria and in the region.