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14 April 2013 - Lebanon / Syrian bombing in the Hermel region

Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Paris, 15 April 2013)

We strongly condemn the bombing carried out from Syria which killed two people and injured several others on Sunday in the Hermel region of the Lebanese territory. This incident is another unacceptable violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

France, which is attached to maintaining Lebanon’s stability, is concerned by the increase in violence at the Syrian-Lebanese borders. It extends its condolences to the victims’ families and expresses its solidarity with the Lebanese people.

These events demonstrate how important it is for Lebanon to stay out of the Syrian crisis.

France reaffirms its support for Lebanon’s institutions, for President Suleiman, and for the Lebanese armed forces, who are striving to maintain Lebanon’s stability.

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