Syrian envoy says Israel supplying arms to rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 00:09

Geneva: Syria`s envoy to the United Nations
in Geneva has accused Israel of supplying arms to rebels
fighting to overthrow the government of President Bashar
Assad.

Ambassador Fayssal al-Hamwi told a meeting of the UN
Human Rights Council Monday that Israeli weapons were being
funneled to opposition groups and foreign fighters linked to
al Qaeda.

Al-Hamwi was responding to a UN-commissioned expert
report that found "widespread and systematic violations"
against civilians in the Syrian government`s violent crackdown
on opposition groups.

The UN expert panel`s chairman, Brazilian professor Paulo
Sergio Pinheiro, says civilians have died due to the
government`s obstruction of humanitarian aid.

The Red Cross is still waiting for unimpeded access to
areas affected by fighting.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 00:09

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