FSA Resumes Mediation on Kidnapped Pilgrims, Saqr Says Hizbullah Disapproves a Release via Hariri

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The rebel Free Syrian Army announced on Wednesday that it has resumed its mediation concerning the Lebanese abductees in Syria's Aazaz at the request of ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

“(The head of the FSA) Riad al-Asaad has worked very hard on this issue and al-Farouq battalion even surrendered its weapons to release the kidnapped Lebanese,” al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Oqab Saqr said in an interview on Future TV.

The FSA's Political and Media Coordinator Louay Meqdad revealed during the interview that he will head a delegation to Aazaz on Thursday to follow-up on this issue.

An audio tape was also played during Saqr's TV appearance disclosing talks between him and al-Asaad in which they apparently discuss the efforts made to release the pilgrims.

“Hezbullah does not want them to be released thanks to our efforts,” the Mustaqbal MP expressed, adding that they have pursued their mediation regardless of the party's position.

Saqr said: “I have repeatedly asked to directly talk with the kidnappers via Skype and have set up communication devices for this purpose but it was never possible as the regime kept bombing these locations”.

Meqdad had announced in December 2012 that he will stop mediating for the release of the Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Aazaz, explaining that the army's commanders' efforts are being interrupted by a “partner” each time they get closer to a solution.

On May 22, eleven Lebanese pilgrims were kidnapped in Syria's Aleppo district as they were making their way back by land from a pilgrimage in Iran.

One was released in late August and another in September, while the rest remain in Aazaz, Syria.

Concerning his alleged relation with members of the FSA, Saqr said he cannot deny it as “they are the ones helping in delivering aid to the Syrian people”, explaining that even international organizations rely on the rebels' access to enter food and clothes to the war-torn country.

As for arming the rebels, Saqr said they are getting weapons from defected Syrian army officers and from March 8 alliance's political figures.

"My role in Syria is limited to following-up on issues related to Lebanon, providing humanitarian aid to the Syrians and mediating for the release of foreign journalists detained there,” the Bekaa's Zahle MP stated.

Comments 23
Default-user-icon rob (Guest) 16 January 2013, 23:00

truly and sincerely an idiot! Not a single level of intelligence in this guy.

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 00:07

oh yeah hariri is the one that kidnapped them...let's face it, nasrocrap is the reason these guys were captured and he's the reason they're not being released.

Thumb jabalamel 17 January 2013, 12:09

the filthy wahabi/zionist scum tries to deny the role of saqr and harriri in importing terrorists to syria and therefore their direct or indirect responsibility for the kidnappings

Thumb shab 17 January 2013, 00:28

I hope they don't die there, the last thing we want are more nonsense shrines others will visit.

Thumb jabalamel 17 January 2013, 12:10

i hope they don0t die there but for the sake of living and not some idiotic reason that only zionist filth like you

Thumb primesuspect 17 January 2013, 02:09

death to aoun, death to bashar, death to nusralla, death to ahmadinjad, death to sharon...

Thumb jabalamel 17 January 2013, 12:11

lol...you bosses will punish you for the last one.

or is it allowed to spit on your dead leaders, you just must respect alive ones?

Missing greatpierro 17 January 2013, 07:43

Common. You do not agree with Harriri and M14. Fair enough. But that is no reason to make unjustifiable statements based on wishful thinking. This does no good to no one.

Thumb jabalamel 17 January 2013, 12:09

oh don't be naive little boy

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 13:17

habal is that what nasrocrap told you last time?

Thumb Bandoul 17 January 2013, 17:29

pierro, I like your posts...plz keep in mind you are trying to debate someone with a very low IQ, severe brain washing and has a food supply dependency on Irani money which is an exercise in futility.

Default-user-icon dandoun (Guest) 17 January 2013, 08:57

tarksheen....3a rassna inta seh3e walla...y3ne ne7ne kteer fakhoureen feek...all ye7meek la ahlak..ya abo noss lsan....walla rafe3 rasna w ras ill she3a ma3ak..ya bo noss lsan..m2akade ANI !!!! w 7a shadeed 3al ANI..innak mank she3e..

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 17 January 2013, 11:11

almost 200k syrian refugees in lebanon mr saqr
so its easier to deliver milk and blankets and bread ,... to those refugees than to send these aids inside syria , at least here the aids directly go to victims

Thumb jabalamel 17 January 2013, 12:12

i know


Thumb Bandoul 17 January 2013, 17:31

forgot to swap screen names before you replied did you? ahbal!

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 12:35

they'll be back when nasrocrap pulls his men out of syria and apologizes to the syrian people...his tone is starting to change...

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 13:14

why? hizbocrap fighters are already in Syria and the score is being settled quite well based on the conffins that are coming back to hizbocrap families

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 15:04

hmmm yet you comment quite extensively on what happens to Syria...bi-polar much?
And yes, actually, I care alot about what happens in Syria.

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 20:33

i call it as it is moowaten, hizbocrap and nasrocrap

Missing mohammad_ca 17 January 2013, 13:16

jabal not everyone is like hizbocrap supporters and runs after money...

Thumb jabalamel 17 January 2013, 15:21

the filthy zionist scum trash worm try to convince me that he is his kind is not after money.



Thumb eli-g 17 January 2013, 13:37

@tarksheen I salute you for your courage to speak your mind my friend.

Thumb Bandoul 17 January 2013, 17:39

@ Sidon93, Dr. Geagea stated he will never run for president unless the entire Christian population backs him 100% and I agree with him that this is the correct and right thing to do. Unfortunately the brain washed Aounists have too much hatred in their heart to allow an intellect to reach the presidency...they prefer their lunatic leader.