The Lebanese government’s Human Rights minister has been given a list of Syrians missing in his country.
Syrian families want to know what’s happened to their sons – it’s feared many are languishing in Lebanese jails or were killed by militias.
It’s not clear how many there are. Most were soldiers and civilians captured during the Lebanese Civil War.
Syrian government spokesman Faysal Kouthoum said: “Some of those lost are liquidated or arrested in a coercive way by heads of some armed Lebanese militia and those who have become chairmen for many Lebanese parties or officials in the Lebanese state”.
Although some say Lebanese militias and police have ‘disappeared’ Syrians in Lebanon during the current anti-Syrian frenzy which started with the death of Rafiq Al-Hariri a year ago.
During that year hundreds of Syrians have been attacked or killed, and many have had their houses burnt down by racist mobs.
Thousands of Syrian soldiers were killed or captured during the 15 year Lebanese Civil War – three days ago Sa’ad Al-Hariri thanked them for ending their war.
Recently Lebanese families demanded to know where their relatives were – they claim many of them are being held in Syrian jails.