Syrian Ambassador Rejects Reports on Hizbullah Helping Regime Troops

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Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali slammed on Monday reports saying that Hizbullah is aiding Syrian forces in the border town of Qusayr.

“The Lebanese residing in Syrian territories are directly concerned with confronting the gunmen who attack them,” Ali told reporters after holding talks with Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour at the Bustros Palace.

He rejected the reports, considering them fabrications.

Earlier on Monday, Louay al-Meqdad, an official of the rebel Free Syrian Army, accused Hizbullah, in comments published in An Nahar newspaper, of carrying out an “unprecedented invasion” backed by Syrian artillery fire in villages in central Syria.

The opposition Syrian National Council said Hizbullah fighters crossed into Homs province of central Syria on Saturday and attacked three Syrian villages in the Qusayr region.

A Hizbullah official said three Lebanese Shiites were killed in clashes in Syria while acting in "self-defense,” without specifying if they were party members.

Ali called on those reporting these kind of news to “respect the moral standards and credibility.”

The diplomat said that his country is currently controlling several crossing along the Lebanese-Syrian border, noting that violations have decreased.

The ambassador told reporters that the Lebanese army is detaining gangs and gunmen along the border and confronting arms smuggling operations.

He said that these attempts “violate the brotherly ties between the two countries.”

Comments 13
Thumb andre.jabbour 18 February 2013, 11:16

This man is one of Bashar's elves in Lebanon. Whenever he comes and goes to and from Syria his trunk is packed with explosive devices....

Zero credibility to his testimony.

Thumb geha 18 February 2013, 11:24

and martians landed on the libano/Syrian frontier :)

Missing maroun 18 February 2013, 11:57

any person who believes a word this coward says,is a fool

Missing maroun 18 February 2013, 12:44

he has more credibility then the rat you support

Default-user-icon Martha (Guest) 18 February 2013, 12:13

Sorry I don't understand what the problem is with being a member of a Lebanese Political Party called Hezbollah? Also I apologise but I don't understand where the problem lies with defending your home and town from Terrorists? There are thousands of Lebanese in Syria. Of course I would be doing all I can to defend my area. The questions to be asked is what is the FSA doing there terrorising Lebanese? The Lebanese government should be sending in the Maghwar to protect and free the Lebanese from these Islamists & Fatah Islam sympathisers.

Thumb geha 18 February 2013, 16:21

yes, you are correct!
we should send our army and maghawir to support Lebanese being oppressed in Canada :)
please let our army first defend our border town IN Lebanon from the Syrian regime daily aggressions....
we should not interfere in other countries, and should there be Lebanese there, they should leave.

Thumb geha 18 February 2013, 20:23

if really they are Lebanese, then they are living in a foreign country.
that country has become not safe, so they should leave, and not take part in fighting in a foreign country.
if you fail to grasp that basic concept then you have a serious problem.
and to mowaten, I do not support sending nobody to a foreign country to fight. unlike you, I am a person who respects other countries sovereignty.

Missing peace 18 February 2013, 17:28

hezbollah has nothing to do in syria... another proof that this militia does not listen to the lebanese state concerning disassociation with the syrian conflict...
but we know this terrorist militia only obeys iran and not the lebanese gvt...

Thumb zahle1 18 February 2013, 17:41

Peace, why would the militia "listen to our state", when they are seeing Hezbollah all over their area? HA has already stated they have fighters their defending Lebanese in the border areas. This is a carefully worded statement. If HA turned its guns inward because of telecom lines being threatened, you don't think they would go so far as to protect their weapons supply lines in Syria in this civil war? Come on now!

Missing peace 18 February 2013, 19:49

"defending lebanese villages" is just a lame excuse to justify their presence in syria along with assad s shabbiha... they cannot accept nor bear the fall of assad, that s plain and simple. that means more difficulty to get their arm supply if assad falls. lebanese villages? it s just like lebanon: they don t care... all they care about is to be iran s faithful puppet...
a militia that has thanked syria for the decades of occupation in lebanon is not worth any trust along with its allies....

Missing samiam 18 February 2013, 23:17

no offense to intelligence the HA apologists, but HA has been found in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Argentina and a host of other countries--why wouldn't you believe that they would be in a neighboring country supporting a regime which is supported by their financier and supplier of arms?

Missing samiam 19 February 2013, 11:09

and we know that you will deny and insist that they aren't despite proof such as the HA operative captured by the Americans in Iraq, the ones that are on trial for Harriri's murder, the one being in indicted in the assisination of Harb, the ones that were captured in Egypt and so forth.

Continue to live in the stone age with your leader living in a cave and you guys acting like cavemen--INSIST and DENY--this is the M8 way--proof, who needs it.

Missing moretrees 19 February 2013, 06:07

Not to put down everything you said, but the figures on Hizbullah deaths are never accurate. The 2006 war deaths were grossly under-stated. There were hundreds of fighters who died, and the numbers were never publicly admitted. Even today only a minimum estimate can be made, but with the number of body counts and exchanges between the IDF and Hizbullah, we can conclude that there is a reasonable amount that Hizbullah did not publicly account for. It’s not because they lied or anything, it just looks better on TV for them when the world was informed of real damage on the IDF vs round-off estimates on the amount of damage inflicted on Hizbullah.

While this example does not belong to the same topic, I would definitely believe it if Hizbullah decided to hush up some funerals or deaths, given that they do consider and evaluate the political implications of their actions.