condemns assault on Syrian city of Qusayr

condemns assault on Syrian city of Qusayr


Hossen Amir Abdolahia calling the rebels
"terrorists". Syrian troops routed the rebels in Qasayr on
Wednesday following a devastating 17-day
assault that had left many civilians trapped in the
town with no access to water and electricity. The battle for the city, a conduit for fighters and
weapons just 10km from Lebanon and linking
Damascus to the Mediterranean coast, left the
town in ruins. Its capture opens the way for forces loyal to
Assad to move on the central city of Homs, much
of which the rebels still control. The Arab League, which has given Syria's seat to
the opposition, also condemned the assault,
issuing a statement in the Egyptian capital Cairo
denouncing Hezbollah. Carney renewed a call for Hezbollah and Iran to
withdraw their fighters from Syria.
Fighting has continued despite the rebels' defeat
in Qusayr. On Thursday the rebels briefly seized
the only crossing along the Israel-Syria ceasefire
line in the Golan Heights, before regime forces recaptured it, an AFP correspondent and Israeli
sources said. Several pro-Hezbollah towns in Lebanon's
Baalbek region were also hit by rockets
overnight.
In the Lebanese town of Tripoli, Salafi leaders
threatened to attack Alawite neighbourhoods if
the army did not deploy in the city. Rebels to fight on Meanwhile, France, one of the UN Security Council
members pushing for intervention in the Syrian
conflict, has said it has proof Syria used deadly
sarin gas - a banned nerve agent - on at least one
occasion, and French President Francois Hollande
kept up the pressure Wednesday. "We have provided the elements of proof that
now obligate the international community to act,"
he told reporters in Paris. Britain said it also had evidence of sarin use, but
had passed it on to the UN for independent
verification a week ago and would wait for its
findings. In Syria, the rebels conceded the loss of Qusayr
after controlling it for a year, but George Sabra,
interim leader of the opposition, declared they
would fight on "until the whole country is
liberated". The army said the "heroic victory" in the
offensive, launched on May 19, served as a
warning that it would "crush" the rebels and
bring "security and stability to every inch of our
land". The Syrian conflict began as an uprising in March
2011 and has since degenerated into a civil war,
with the potential to suck in neighouring
countries. The UN estimates at least 70,000 have been killed
in the conflict while hundreds of thousands have
fled to Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

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