US condemns Syrian government assault on Qusair

Spokesman Jay Carney says US in "strongest possible terms" condemns Assad's assault, which killed untold numbers of civilians.

June 6, 2013 01:35
A member of forces loyal to Syrian President ssad erects a Syrian flag atop of a gate in Qusair.

Assad army soldier puts flag in Qusair 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/SANA/Handout)

WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday condemned the assault on the Syrian border town of Qusair by Syrian government forces, who worked with Lebanese Hezbollah allies to take control from rebel fighters.

"The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime's assault on Qusair, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing tremendous humanitarian suffering," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in statement.

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"It is clear that the regime could not contest the opposition's control of Qusair on its own, and is depending upon Hezbollah and Iran to do its work for it in Qusair," Carney said

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