MWL denounces sectarian fighters in Syria

June 18, 2013

The Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) released a statement yesterday warning of the dangers of the deepening sectarian conflict in Syria. The organization denounced the Assad regime, accusing it of committing terrible crimes against humanity, demolishing homes, mutilating bodies, besieging towns, forcing thousands to leave the country, and preventing residents from obtaining basic necessities.

The MWL denounced the participation of Lebanese Hezbollah in the conflict, which has led to an increase in killing and a general deterioration of the situation. It warned that the interference of Hezbollah, which is supported by Iran, has the potential to transform the civil war into a sectarian-driven regional conflict. Reports of involvement in Syrian battles by sectarian groups from Iraq, as well as Hothi fighters from Yemen, reinforce this concern.

The MWL denounced these developments in the strongest possible terms, urging the world community to shoulder its responsibilities towards Syria and calling upon Muslims to stand with innocent people against aggression.

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