Syria tells UN arms reaching 'terrorists' from Lebanon

By REUTERS
March 27, 2012 02:24

UNITED NATIONS - Armed "terrorist groups" in Syria have been receiving weapons from supporters in Lebanon and other states along the Syrian border, Damascus said in a complaint to the United Nations released on Monday.

"Experts, officials and observers are unanimous that weapons are being smuggled into Syrian territory from bordering States, including Lebanon," Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said in a letter sent last week to the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

He said there had been multiple "confiscations of weapons, explosives and explosive devices smuggled from Lebanon to Syria by certain Lebanese political forces linked to terrorist groups funded and armed from abroad."

He gave no details about which countries or "Lebanese political forces" were arming and funding Syrian rebels.


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