Reports: Pro-Assad Militias in Northern Lebanon Preparing for 'Terrorist Missions'

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Groups close to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime came to Lebanon in a mission to perform terrorist activities, LBCI television reported on Friday.

"These groups have resided in a northern area with Christian-majority,” LBCI said, adding that the armed clans are coordinating their activities with local political forces in the north.

Security information revealed that the pro-Assad groups will try to make the terrorist incidents look as if they were planned and executed by Islamist extremists, in order to tarnish the reputation of Syrian refugees.

"These reports should be treated as notifications and must be dealt with seriously by the General Prosecution,” security sources informed the TV channel.

LBCI explained that there is difficulty in investigating and in the questioning of Syrians in Lebanon, because of the absence of coordination with Syria's authorities.

The cabinet on Thursday voted to adopt a three-part plan to tackle the influx of refugees from war-torn Syria. It was revealed that the plan involves the “registration -- which means the counting of refugees -- medical and food aid, and the security and social consequences.”

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached 170,637, among them 126,724 registered refugees and 43,913 scheduled to be registered, according to the weekly report The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The report said more than 24,000 refugees were registered in December at the registration offices in Tripoli, Beirut, the Bekaa and South Lebanon.

According to the report, 64,798 refugees are residing in northern Lebanon, 49,692 in the Bekaa, and 12,234 in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.

Comments 26
Thumb lebanon_first 04 January 2013, 22:34

Typical assad behavior. Michel smaha part 2. When will the world be rid of him?

Thumb geha 05 January 2013, 08:27

a strong message to the assad regime should be sent through closing their embassy and sending their shabiha back home.
are we a country or not?
we have the DUTY to protect ourselves from all the plots of this murderous regime.

Missing beirutbastard00 05 January 2013, 17:12

R these ppl Christians yi3ni?? Like Samaha?... That would b a weird turn of events.

Default-user-icon Will (Guest) 04 January 2013, 22:44

Not that Assad is an angel but what assures me as a citizen that these AREN'T Terrorist Wahabi scumbags creating a prefabricated false rumor of Syrian pro gov Militias being in Lebanon as a scare tactic propaganda so that when they finally do what they came here to do they will blame it on the Syrian regime and say i told you so, and when all is said and done and you vote for their success in this war, it'll be too late when you realize its not so topsy turvy when they come to power, but then you as a Lebanese never did care, hell you'll sell your brother for a dollar.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 04 January 2013, 23:10

I agree with you there. what about the Lebanese that are acting on behalf of Assad and assissting these terrorists?

Missing helicopter 05 January 2013, 00:12

Those guys should be Halal meat for the Syrian citizens. Each country has its rights and duties.

Thumb Chupachups 05 January 2013, 01:32

as FT said, it's hunting season!

Missing peace 05 January 2013, 14:39

"both dont have lebanon as their priority."

by backing FSA lebanese want to get rid of a system that is STILL mingling in our affairs and governing the country... baath party is still controlling the state through its proxies among which your beloved aoun... educate yourself as usual....

Missing mohammad_ca 05 January 2013, 14:42

and a Lebanese militia acting to defend ASSad and Iran "has lebanon as a priority" ma heyk ya FT?

Missing helicopter 05 January 2013, 00:12

Agree 100%, you beat me to it.

Missing peace 05 January 2013, 00:41

nothing new here... baath syria always do that in lebanon with the help of their lebanese friends who thanked them not so long ago... these are the friends of M8....

Missing mansour 05 January 2013, 00:50

All these syrian refugees should be expelled to turkey and other countries supporting the terrorists of the FSA also known as the "From Saudi Army"
Long Live The Syrian Civil War!

Thumb Chupachups 05 January 2013, 01:34

they should be kicked out to saudi arabia and qATAR,,, And while we are at it, let us clean out those 12 palestinian camps harbouring terrorists.. we are in need of greenspaces in lebanon.

Thumb andre.jabbour 05 January 2013, 03:23

So much xenophobia in here, it reeks.

Missing beirutbastard00 05 January 2013, 17:31

Exactly! I'm glad u said that.

Missing gabby12 05 January 2013, 06:35

Where is Hizbcocaine to protect us? Land, people, resistance right? Where is Nassy to denounce this invasion? where is Aoun to speak agaist it? If he holds the map upside down again he will say it is Israelis.

Missing gabby12 05 January 2013, 06:36

ASSad and the Hezz are the biggest threat to Lebanon.

Thumb hanibaal 05 January 2013, 06:43

It is a shame to see Syria go through the same civil war we experienced. We hated the interference of others since it only exacerbated matters. We should learn from our experience and stay clear of the Syrian conflict. If the Saudis, Iran, US and Russia want to get involved, that is their decision and they will bear the consequences. The refugees can be problematic (who forgets the PLO!), but I can't see how we can turn away people who are escaping slaughter. The tactics mentioned in this article are typical of the Syrian regime. This instance and the Samaha case have come to light, but just think how many other plots have been put into action that we have yet to uncover.

Missing fadidab 05 January 2013, 13:41

The1phoenix. If thats karma then nobody has recieved more karma than the lebanese. The entire region is effed up, you just chose to focus on kadaffi, syria, arafat and jews when you forgot that LF also has gotten "bad karma" as has lebanon and many others. Lebanese need to stop acting as victims, especially since most lebanese were killed at the hands of other lebanese. Seriously, how is one supposed to be proud over being lebanese when one keeps reading such stupid comments? Its like everyone is living in la la land. Grow up. Lots of bad karma is expecting lebanon who will probably stop being a state in the future and will be reunited with syria. Just wait and see. Such stupid will make you feel stupid in the future when you look back.

Missing beirutbastard00 05 January 2013, 17:39

Yea I remember before 2005 Syrians use to walk around proud of owning Lebanon. This new found love of freedom never applied to us, and never will. Karma or not, I can't say I feel sorry for them.

Missing bigjohn 05 January 2013, 18:48

"Gaddafi, he who paid LL5000 for a Maronite head, 2500 for a Catholic's and 1500 for an Orthodox's"..This reminds me of the Anti-Muslim garbage the LF used to feed a cousin of mine who was with the LF. She was told and believed that the Druze religion says that if you kill a Christian, you go to heaven. Gaddafi helped the LNM who by the way had more Orthodox than the LF and substantial numbers of other Christians...How many Muslim members did the LF have?

Thumb Chupachups 05 January 2013, 06:45

lol i was bored of being poilitcally correct..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTBPdVpdMc

enjoy.

Thumb Chupachups 05 January 2013, 06:46

hey everyone, why can't we be friends?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTBPdVpdMc

Missing fadidab 05 January 2013, 13:42

As if lebanon is any diffirent.

Missing beirutbastard00 05 January 2013, 17:14

So we all now agree Syria has been behind most of lebanons woes??

Missing beirutbastard00 05 January 2013, 17:29

Who says we survived? We became Syria. We r ruled by a thousand bashars. Even after the fall of bashar, groups like the SSNP will not b dismantled, just the name will change, but the za3ran will b the same. And forget about any Shia group becoming more pacifist, if anything they will fear for their existence and group around each other. A "Durzi" complex will be witnessed in Lebanon, with minorities taking up defense of their own areas. Poor lebanon n what they've done with it.

I agree with u 100% tho, we have more refugees than turkey!!:s wtf!... Yea it's time we nudge them home.