WednesdayAugust 20
  • USD 407.74
  • EUR 541.52
  • RUB 11.23

Conflict between Shiites and Syrian opposition in Lebanon due to Turkish misinfo...

17:37, 16.08.2012 Region: World News Theme: Politics, Analytics

BEIRUT. – Relations between the Shiites and Syrian opposition members in Lebanon became strained after the Lebanese media quoting the Turkish outlets informed about 11 Lebanese Shiites kidnapped in Syria, editor of the Armenian Aztag daily Shahan Kandaharian told Armenian News-NEWS.am. Five of them were reported killed in Syria.  

Later families of the kidnapped seized about 30 Syrian opposition members as hostages. A Turkish businessman was among those kidnapped.

Kandaharian said the reports on death of Shiites were dismissed. Eleven people were reported to be in the territory of Turkey. Most hostages were released, several people, including a Turkish businessman are still in the hands of Shiites. The talks are held to release him.

The editor stressed that Turkey was a source of misinformation on killing of hostages.

He noted that the conflict which came forth between the local Shiites, who support the Syrian President Assad, and the opposition members in Lebanon has no relation to the Armenians living in Lebanon. However, tense situation in the country impacts the life and activity of the local Armenian community.

 

Armenia News - NEWS.am

More in topic

People’s gain from Armenia constitutional reforms is their election bribe – anal...

The Constitution of Armenia functions solely de jure…

MP: Turkey trying to gauge international mood on Armenia border opening

Turkey is using those reports to check the reaction of international community and Armenian society...

Why Turkey daily reported that Armenian-Turkish border will open?

Until now, very Erdogan’s position was presented as an obstacle against the opening of the border…

Armenia confirms commitment to preventive diplomacy – President’s message

The peacekeeping operations of international organizations play a significant role in the contemporary world…

Pan-Turkism is serious threat for Karabakh issue – analyst

A thaw in relations between the Turkic states is a disturbing factor for Armenia…

Over 200 people considered missing in Armenia as a result of Karabakh conflict

Overall, around thousand people are missing from Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh...