Lebanon to complain to Arab League over Syria violations


wael abou faourLebanon decided to complain to the Arab League over the recent Syrian violations of its territory, caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour said Monday following a security meeting at the Baabda palace that was headed by Lebanese president Michel Suleiman

His announcement came following a security meeting of senior security officials headed by President Michel Suleiman at Baabda Palace over recent Syrian violations of Lebanon’s territory.

The president who has been very critical of Syria’s violations called for the security meeting at the Presidential Palace which was also attended by caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati , caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, Internal Security Forces chief Brig. Gen. Roger Salem, Lebanese Army chief Maj. Gen. Jean Kahwagi, the head of General Security Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim and other senior officials.

At least one person was killed over the weekend as a result of rocket fire from Syria. The attack was condemned by Suleiman who called for an end to the bombardment of Lebanese border areas.

“Such practices have led to the killing of innocent Lebanese that have nothing to do with the conflict raging on the other side of the border,” Suleiman said in a statement.

Several March 14 leaders called on the Lebanese government to file a complaint with the UN and have also called for stationing UN forces along the border with Syria similar to the UNIFIL forces along the borders with Israel