Report: Ain el-Hilweh Fighters Travel to Raqqa to Join IS
More than a dozen young men have headed from the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in southern Lebanon to Syria to join the extremist Islamic State group, al-Akhbar daily reported on Thursday.
The newspaper quoted their families and the Palestinian factions at the camp as saying that around 15 men traveled on Sunday to Turkey from where they headed to Raqqa, the IS's de facto capital in northern Syria.
Scores of fighters have headed from Lebanon to Syria to join rebels seeking to topple the Syrian regime.
Hizbullah has also sent fighters to Syria to help the regime of President Bashar Assad.
In December, the IS released a message purportedly from its reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claiming that his self-styled "caliphate" is doing well despite an unprecedented alliance against it.