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Written by W. Thomas Smith Jr.   
Sunday, 09 November 2008

W. Thomas Smith Jr.
W. Thomas Smith Jr.

In message addressed to the office of the United Nations Secretary General for Legal Affairs, the senior official of the International Lebanese Committee for UN Security Council Resolution 1559 called on the UN “to put its hand on the so-called affair of the terrorist group Fatah al Islam.”

In the unedited statement, Tom Harb, secretary general of “Committee 1559,” says:

“In view of the fact that the Syrian regime has made allegations that it has arrested a number of members of terrorist group Fatah al Islam and displayed them on Syrian state TV;“In view of the fact that this group is responsible for the killing of Lebanese military and civilians;

“In view of the fact that this group operates in Lebanon and in Syria and that it crosses the borders back and forth, in full violation of UNSCR 1701 and in view of the fact that it is an armed group operating on Lebanese territory against the will of the Lebanese Government and in violation of UNSCR 1559;

“Therefore we are asking the office of the Secretary General to instruct the Syrian regime to transfer the custody of the so-called suspects to the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague.

“Furthermore we ask the United Nations to summon the Syrian officers who claimed arresting the terrorists to make their depositions in front of international investigators.

“For Committee 1559, based on statements made by Lebanese officials and public figures themselves targeted by the Syrian intelligence, and based on expert reports concluding that the Syrian regime is behind these terrorist conspiracies, urges the United Nations to seize this opportunity and turn the claims of the Assad regime to be investigated by the International Tribunal. For if the Assad regime has been a suspect in the Terror assassination of Rafiq Hariri and many Lebanese politicians over the past four years at least, hence its latest move if anything is an additional suspect maneuver which deserves international scrutiny.”

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