"... The ongoing battle between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and anti-Assad rebels for the rural mountainous region of Qalamoun, along the Syria-Lebanon border, has pushed scores, if not hundreds, of fighters from a variety of Syrian rebel groups into Lebanon, where security officials say their presence is destabilizing an already-volatile situation.“Some rebels seem to have decided that operating directly in Lebanon is safer than Syria,” one exasperated Lebanese security official said, speaking only on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk to reporters. “Some of these are normal rebels tired of war who have entered Lebanon with their families as refugees, but we’re seeing evidence some are with al Qaida or the Nusra Front,” an al Qaida-affiliated rebel group..."
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
"'Rebels' seem to have decided that operating directly in Lebanon is safer than Syria,”
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 12:14 PM