Hezbollah deplores Houla massacre in Syria

Reuters, Monday 28 May 2012

The Shi'ite guerrilla group Hezbollah says it deplored the Houla massacre in neighboring Syria despite being the regime's main Lebanese ally

Residents shout as they gather around a vehicle carrying United Nations observers in Houla, near Homs in this handout dated May 26, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

Without assigning a blame for the killings of at least 109 civilians in Houla in central Syria, a statement by Hezbollah said it "strongly condemns the massacre and deplores those who carried it out".

The Shi'ite guerrilla group, which the Syrian opposition accuses of backing Assad's military crackdown on the-14 month uprising, along with its patron Iran, is seeking the release of a group of Lebanese Shi'ites kidnapped last week by an armed Sunni Muslim group in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

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