Baku, Azerbaijan, April 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam has urged Hezbollah militants to leave Syria.
He said in an interview with Arabic Al Arabiya TV channel that Hezbollah's involvement in military operations against the Syrian opposition is not correct and that they understand it.
Earlier it was reported that Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah declared the organization's intention to continue supporting the Syrian authorities in the fight against the rebels.
Immediately after this, the Syrian opposition shelled Shiite neighbourhoods of Beirut, and promised to strike other targets in Lebanon. Syrian rebels demanded the Lebanese government to put an end to Hezbollah's activity against the opposition.
The organization's head also said the members of Hezbollah will not leave Syria.
Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman said in turn that Hezbollah is a Lebanese resistance group and has nothing to do with the fighting in Syria.
Syrian conflict, which broke out in March 2011, has killed over 150,000 people, while over 4.2 million people became refugees within Syrian territory and 2.3 million people fled to neighbouring countries.
The main burden in receiving the refugees fell on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Syria's total population before the conflict was 20 million people.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.I.