Lebanon opposes 'safe corridors' with Syria: FM

"We will not allow the creation safe corridors or buffer zones in Lebanon, Syria or between the two countries," Bassil told reporters

Lebanon opposes 'safe corridors' with Syria: FM

World Bulletin/News Desk

Lebanon will not allow the creation of "safe corridors" to or from Syria, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Saturday.

"We will not allow the creation safe corridors or buffer zones in Lebanon, Syria or between the two countries," Bassil told reporters during a tour in the southern city of Marjayoun.

"We will not allow Lebanon to turn into a terror region," he added.

The top Lebanese diplomat went on to accuse Israel of "nurturing sedition" in the region.

Syria has been ravaged by a deadly civil war since 2011, when the regime of President Bashar al-Assad violently cracked down on anti-government demonstrations.

More than 191,000 people have been killed in the conflict to date, according to the U.N.

 

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