Diplomatic sources reported to the Lebanese newspaper Al-Jumhuriya that the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had not received any communication from any Syrian official about an arson attack that broke out in the Syrian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.
The sources pointed out that Beirut “did not receive any contact, from any Syrian official, in any way, neither directly, nor through the Lebanese Embassy in Damascus,” stressing that “the Lebanese Foreign Minister, Charbel Wehbe, was acquainted with the contents of the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” (Syrian) as the Lebanese learned it, through the media. ”
In the context of talking about the fire, the same sources explained that “the incident in all its details is in the hands of the Lebanese military and judicial authorities, and they are carrying out the tasks that they must do in order to preserve the security of the Lebanese and the displaced Syrians at the same time.”
The sources also “welcomed the invitation extended by an official source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.”
Yesterday, Sunday, the Syrian government expressed its deep regret at the arson attack that broke out in the Syrian refugee camp in the Hanin district of Minya district in northern Lebanon.
An official source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry indicated, through a statement published on the ministry’s account on the Telegram application, that the fire had terrorized the camp’s residents and deprived a number of them of shelter, adding: “Syria calls upon the competent Lebanese judiciary and the concerned Lebanese agencies to assume their responsibilities in dealing with this incident and securing it. Protection and care for the displaced Syrians. “
The source renewed the Damascus government’s call to the citizens who were “forced to leave the country by the unjust war to return to their homeland,” adding that the government “is making all efforts to facilitate their return.”
And the Lebanese National News Agency previously reported that the camp was torched by a group of young men following a dispute between a local Lebanese resident and a number of Syrian workers, which turned into a quarrel, which resulted in the fall of 3 wounded.
Aid officials said, according to Reuters, that hundreds of Syrian refugees fled the camp after the fire.
Source: RT + “Reuters”