Syria to Hand Over on Sunday Bodies of Four Fighters Killed in Tall Kalakh

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Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali informed Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour that his country will hand over on Sunday the bodies of four Lebanese fighters who were recently killed in the Syrian town of Tall Kalakh, the state-run National News Agency reported.

“The competent Lebanese authorities will be handed over on Sunday noon the corpses of four men who were killed in Tall Kalakh,” Ali said on Saturday.

On Friday, the families of the men warned of staging rallies across Lebanon on Monday if the authorities failed to retrieve the bodies of the fighters over the weekend, demanding the expulsion of Ali.

They described the Syrian ambassador as a “criminal,” calling on authorities to expel him until he returns with the corpses.

Last week, Syrian authorities handed over the corpses of three fighters through the Arida border-crossing in the North.

The corpses had been identified as those of Mohammed al-Mir, Khodr Mustafa Alameddine, and Abdul Hamid Ali Agha.

Conflicting reports had emerged over the total number of Lebanese fighters killed in the town of Tall Kalakh.

Media reports had said that 14 Salafists, who mostly hail from northern Lebanon, were killed on November 30 in an ambush carried out by Syrian regime forces as they infiltrated Tall Kalakh to fight alongside the Free Syrian Army.

One report said that around three men arrested in the deadly ambush will not be handed over to Lebanese authorities and will be tried in Damascus instead.

Several others have reportedly escaped and sought refuge with the rebel FSA.

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Thumb andre.jabbour 15 December 2012, 17:31


Missing gabby11 15 December 2012, 18:34

Let them hand over the prisoners they have had for 30 years instead.

Thumb shab 15 December 2012, 21:04

Close the borders

Default-user-icon Rossigno Flightik (Guest) 16 December 2012, 00:14

My dearest compatriots, oh great warriors of the 21st century, the bodies of those killed in Tall Kalakh we not really killed in Tall Kalakh but they were valiantly killed fighting the forces of evil at the height of the Syrian occupation in... well... umm... duh... 2012? Is that about 22 years late or what? Forgive me, Aristos of March 14. I cannot count anymore. Correct me if I'm wrong, 22 years ago was when Rafic Syria was Syria's best Rafic and for a good 15 profitable years, and Dr. Arreet 7akeh was trampolining into the arms of the occupation while scheming with them against ebn balado! My God, my memory keeps failing me and I hate myself for that. Those were the days, my friends, we thought they'd never end! You go, March 14 and Lebanon First Some 22 Years Late! 7orriyeh, siyedeh, etste2lel, indeed, so FRIGGIN INDEED. God bless.

Missing gabby11 16 December 2012, 01:33

Wasn't it supposed to have been 22 killed or something? Is this why they are late giving them back because it was only four?

Missing cedars 16 December 2012, 08:35

They do not have time to hand them over.