Army Arrests Syrians Linked to Nusra Front

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The Lebanese army detained overnight a number of Syrian nationals suspected of having links with an an offshoot of al-Qaida, the military and the state-run National News Agency said Wednesday.

The army said in a communique that it seized 8 Syrians in the eastern border town of Arsal for illegal entry. Some of them were driving unregistered cars and motorcycles and are suspected of belonging to terrorist organizations, it added.

According to NNA, an army unit apprehended seven Syrians in Arsal.

They are suspected of having links to the al-Qaida-inspired al-Nusra Front, the agency said.

The al-Nusra Front, completely unknown before the rebellion in Syria that began two years ago, has been a rebel standard-bearer since mid-2012 when it became the spearhead of the insurgency ahead of the Free Syrian Army.

Arsal, a predominantly Sunni area, backs the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The town lies 12 kilometers from the border with Syria and has been used as a conduit for weapons and rebels to enter Syria, while also serving as a refuge for people fleeing the conflict.

The town has seen a massive influx of refugees as a result of the heavy fighting in Qalamoun.



Comments 9
Default-user-icon Secular (Guest) 30 July 2014, 09:23

Now throw them in Jail

Thumb ice-man 30 July 2014, 17:12

are you shia @secular?

Missing canadianadam 30 July 2014, 12:16

You must either be referring to Dahieh or yourself. Pretty sure you being full of hot air produces the same aroma as the southern suburb.

Missing minlibnan 30 July 2014, 12:44

Terrorist are all the same Shia or sunnies we don't need them. Hang them all

Missing minlibnan 30 July 2014, 14:11

Naive is your brainwashing

Missing karim1 30 July 2014, 16:13

Yes! Excellent news! God bless the Lebanese Army! Execute them without mercy!

Thumb zahle1 30 July 2014, 19:10

bint_jbeil, You are saying HA is a parasite, but your town is 99.9% HA. If you are not than my apologies. Also, Christians hate HA because of their ties to the Assad regime which kept us down for many years, kidnapped and arrested us, placed our villages under siege, and mortared civilians. They hate HA because of the Assad alliance, and what they allowed under Assad occupation. What you say of the Sunni extremists are true. I am an infidel to them. I think the are currently a bigger threat than HA to Christians. The Christians do not support these terrorists, many just think they are better off supporting moderate Sunni, many of which are too close to the extremist like Nusra and Isis. No Christians directly support ISIS. Just because they like Hariri does not mean they are with Nusra.

Thumb EagleDawn 30 July 2014, 19:56

he does not hate HA, it is just fashionable to say that so it gives him an excuse to pour his venom.

Default-user-icon KrikorZohrab (Guest) 30 July 2014, 21:42

"So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people. Greedy, barbarous and cruel". T.E. Lawrence