Geagea Urges Hizbullah to Emulate Moqtada al-Sadr

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday called on Hizbullah, without naming it, to emulate influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, the leader of a militia that fought against U.S. forces in Iraq and later against the Islamic State group.

“I wish those we have in Lebanon would emulate Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, who ordered the disbanding of (the) Saraya al-Salam (militia) once the war on IS ended,” Geagea tweeted, in an apparent reference to Hizbullah.

Earlier in the day, al-Sadr had ordered Saraya al-Salam to hand over its weapons to the Iraqi government “as soon as possible,” in a speech marking the end of the anti-IS war.

Geagea's remarks also come a day after the circulation of a video showing alleged members of Saraya al-Salam in south Lebanon.

The date on which the video was filmed is still unclear but its social media spread follows the circulation of a similar video showing the commander of Iran-backed Iraqi group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, in a tour on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

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Comments 5
Thumb gigahabib 12 December 2017, 01:16

Lol, simply because Moqtada met with the Clown Prince of Saudia, Gaga's main patron.

Thumb eagledawn 12 December 2017, 14:04

Every-Single-Article!

Thumb gigahabib 12 December 2017, 17:28

Lol, I see your role here has been reduced to waiting for me in excitement only to paste the same inane comment every time.

Do you miss me that much?

Thumb hakawati 12 December 2017, 13:04

I miss his teardrop tattoo? The man has committed murder.

Thumb s.o.s 12 December 2017, 13:55

Actually Dr GeaGea, the Iraqis told young Moqtada not to emulate Nusralot and Hizbalot. He was wiser and definitely a better person than Hassan...