Gulf Cooperation Council recognizes Hezbollah as terrorist organization
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 2
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), which includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, recognized Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Hezbollah [a Shi'a Islamist militant group and political party] is the culprit of the death of civilians in Syria, calls for radicalism and terror, a message of the GCC said March 2.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Hezbollah is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians in Syria.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The "Islamic State" and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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