| 10.12,11. 01:23 AM |
Hamadeh: Syria Orchestrated UNIFIL Attack with Hizbullah Help
March 14 opposition MP Marwan Hamadeh blamed Damascus for Friday's attack on a UNIFIL patrol in the southern city of Tyre, saying it was orchestrated with the help of its ally Hizbullah.
"It is clear that Syria was behind what happened today and the messenger was Hizbullah," Hamadeh told Agence France Presse. "Nothing happens in that region without Hizbullah's approval."
He added the fact that the blast took place near a Palestinian refugee camp was only aimed at sowing confusion.
"The Syrians have accused France of being at the forefront of what they believe is a foreign plot to destabilize their country and everyone felt that something was bound to happen," Hamadeh said.
Five French troops and two civilians were injured when a roadside bomb targeted the UNIFIL patrol in the area of al-Nabaa on the road that leads to Burj al-Shamali.