Report: Lebanese Fighters, Including at Least One from Arsal, Killed in Syria

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A new group of Lebanese fighters have been killed in Syria while fighting alongside rebels, according to media reports.

“Lebanese national Ahmed al-Hujairi and 13 gunmen were killed in a Syrian army ambush between the Rima Farms and Nabak” in the Syrian region of Qalamoun, al-Mayadeen television reported.

For its part, MTV said 13 Lebanese men, including one from al-Hujairi family, were killed in Qalamoun's Halboun.

On November 18, two Lebanese men were killed in a mine blast in Syria, where they had planned to join the fight against the regime.

The men from the Lebanese border town of Arsal were headed to Qara, a rebel-held Syrian town near the frontier where loyalist troops backed by Hizbullah fighters have launched a major offensive in recent days.

"Youssef al-Hujairi and Khaled al-Hujairi were killed in the explosion of a mine before they reached the town of Qara," a security source told Agence France Presse.

On that day, an Arsal elder told AFP that around 30 young men from Arsal left with their weapons to go and fight “alongside the rebel Free Syrian Army.”

Arsal has a long shared border with Syria, stretching along much of Damascus province and part of Homs province.

Smugglers have long taken their goods across the porous border, and since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, weapons and fighters have moved across the border too.

Comments 12
Default-user-icon eli in aus (Guest) 05 December 2013, 01:25

good riddance

Default-user-icon Transheklim Fastarkug (Guest) 05 December 2013, 01:54

Better these Sannis falling there, leaving less of them here at home thus making it easier and quicker to pummel them soon.

Thumb _mowaten_ 05 December 2013, 19:57

let's not start talking like the m14ers. sad that they joined the fight on the side of takfiri extremists, but them dying is nothing to rejoice about. i wish they didnt waste their lives like this at all...

Default-user-icon Antoine (Guest) 05 December 2013, 02:13

Can shiites be so kind to explain to me how the "mehdi" has been alive and hiding for over 1000 years? I am curious to know how you reached this strange belief. I respect other peoples faith but this needs some serious explaining. Anyone willing?

Thumb _mowaten_ 05 December 2013, 19:55

this is not a theology debate forum. i myself am atheist, but i respect other people's faith by not asking them how one walked on water or the other split the sea.

Missing helicopter 05 December 2013, 06:50

Shed no tears on them or on HA fighters in Syria. Lebanon is better off without them both. We need people who place the Country above their religious affiliations.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 05 December 2013, 07:28

very true helicopter... as long as they keep dropping them one by one... whichever side they maybe.. Lebanon will be safer and safer...
but the stupid thing is that now the family of the killed will block roads and blame the government... it always happens..

Thumb geha 05 December 2013, 07:47

any Lebanese fighting in Syria should go to hell.
this is not our fight, and is only bringing misery on us.

Missing --karim_m2-- 05 December 2013, 08:58

Less filth in Lebanon.

Thumb cedre 05 December 2013, 14:06

just logging in at work to reply to a FT's post, and by the time I'm logged in, it has been deleted. Please STOP reporting him, that's not a way to debate...

Thumb Mystic 05 December 2013, 17:55

Good riddance Syrian Army & Hezbollah! Keep it going, next = Siege on Arsal and Tripoli

Default-user-icon khoshal khan (Guest) 05 December 2013, 18:37

the reason these young naive boys go to foriegn wars are 1. they get tricked by evil satans, who expolit their weaknesses and send them into trouble and use them either as human shield or dispose them as suicide bombers for thier own benefit 2.these boyes tend to believe all the propaganda coming through social media and terrorist are very good to lure people. 3. these evils satan terrorists use the holy words of Allah Akabar as cover for thier viciouse crimes, such as beheadings and torture or even rape. 4. the epi centre of terrorism ar SAUDI ARABIA. these evil satans think everyone is kaffir infidel except themselves. exporting hate and terrorism all around the world while serving Americans as slave at home