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Monday, June 3, 2013

Free Syrian Army's letter to Security Council on Qusair


Syrian Arab Republic 
Supreme Military Council 
Office of the Chief of Staff 
June 3, 2013

Statement in Support of UN Security Council Action regarding Qusair Siege

The siege of Qusair is intensifying as the Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces continue to pour across the Syrian-Lebanese border. Qusair’s 40,000 civilians, trapped in their homes as the regime onslaught rages around them, have no access to food or medicine and are unable to evacuate their injured. Yesterday, the Russian Federation hindered international efforts to relieve their suffering by blocking a Security Council’s declaration of concern.

On behalf of our citizens of Qusair, the Supreme Military Council demands that the Russian Federation withdraw its obstruction of international intervention. We call for immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to Qusair in line with the request of the UN agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross. We pledge our readiness to help ensuring safe passage of humanitarian aid and call upon the UN to pressure the Assad regime to halt its relentless assaults on Qusair and commit to the same.

Additionally, Hezbollah is expanding its invasion of Syria and is now present in significant numbers in Aleppo as well as in areas east and west of Damascus. We fear that the illegal involvement of this sectarian militia will destabilize the region. We request that the Security Council takes firm action against their aggression. We demand that international pressure be exerted on the Lebanese government to enact measures to remove Hezbollah forces from Syrian territory lest we will be forced to turn our fight against the criminal Assad regime into an extended cross-border conflict.

Sincerely,
Major General Dr. Eng. Salim Idris 
Chief of Staff, 
Supreme Military Council 
Free Syrian Army 

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