Syrian opposition wants Hezbollah leaders put on trial

Syrian opposition said Hezbollah should be put on trial for their role in the Syrian war. (File Photo: AFP)

Leaders of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah should be put on trial for their role in the Syrian war, the Syrian opposition said on Tuesday.

The remarks came as the Syrian coalition welcomed the EU decision to blacklist Hezbollah's military wing.

The "National Coalition believes this is a step in the right direction and highlights the need for the European Union to take measures to stop (Hezbollah's) militia from intervening in Syria," the opposition group sais, according to AFP.

Backed by Iran, Hezbollah's fighters are fighting in Syria alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

The National Coalition called for "Hezbollah officials to be brought to justice for the terrorist crimes they committed on Syrian soil".

"The free world must take preventive measures against Hezbollah's leaders, members and supporters, who participated in the spilling of Syrian blood," said the Coalition, describing Hezbollah's involvement in Syria as going "against the aspirations for freedom and dignity of the Syrian people".

Last month, the former rebel bastion of Qusayr in central Syria was reclaimed by Hezbollah fighters and Assad's troops after a fierce fight with rebels.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41