KUWAIT -- The team of the Arab League mission in Syria was attacked by
unknown protestors, said a statement released by the directorate of morale
guidance and public relations of the general staff of the Kuwaiti Army.
The attack resulted in injuring, lightly, two Kuwaiti officers of the
mission, the official statement said.
The two Kuwaiti officers were transported to hospital where they were given
the necessary treatment, it said.
Now, the officers are in good health condition and have resumed their
duties at headquarters of the Arab mission.
A team of the Arab mission, including officers from Kuwait, the UAE, Iraq,
Morocco and Algeria was attacked during a mission in the northern city of
Lakatia, on Monday.
On Jan 8, the Kuwaiti Army announced sending a number of officers to join
the Arab League observers' mission currently monitoring the situation in Syria
as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council's team within the delegation.
A statement by the army said this comes virtue of the decisions of the
ministerial council of the Arab League regarding the Arab Initiative and the
protocol concerning League observers in Syria.
The GCC had decided to send a team of officials representing all member
countries to serve within the Arab League monitoring mission and within the
restraints and guidelines of International Law and agreements.(end)
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