Lebanon accuses Syria of 'ethnic cleansing' of Sunnis

By REUTERS
June 18, 2013 16:02

 
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BEIRUT- Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have begun ethnically cleansing Sunni Muslims and deliberately pushing refugees across the border into Lebanon, the Lebanese caretaker minister for social affairs said on Tuesday.

Assad is battling a Sunni-led revolt in Syria, which he and his father before him have ruled for four decades. He belongs to the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam.

Wael Abu Faour told Reuters that during the 27-month-old conflict Syrian forces had committed what was "tantamount to ethnic cleansing next to the Syrian-Lebanese border".

"(Assad) is trying to displace all the Sunnis to Lebanon and this is why I expect to have more displaced people," he said.

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