2 Syrian soldiers handed over to Syria, report

Al-Arabiya TV quoted on Tuesday an unnamed Lebanese security source as saying that two Syrian border guards, one dead and another injured, were handed over to the Syrian authorities.

“Handing them was based on a cooperation agreement between Syria and Lebanon,” the source said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Nabil Halabi, head of the Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, said that “three wounded Syrian soldiers fled to Lebanon on Sunday, one of whom died before arriving to Lebanon, and are now in army custody.”

The Syrian soldiers reportedly refused to fire on civilians as ordered and defected to Lebanon after protecting refugees from the regime’s militia.

The soldiers were manning a border checkpoint on Sunday when a group of refugees seeking to escape the violence that has gripped the country for more than two months tried to cross into Lebanon. The refugees came under fire from an armed gang loyal to President Bashar al-Assad known as the Shabiha. The soldiers returned fire, and one was killed in a firefight. The other three escaped into Lebanon with the refugees.

Wissam Tarif, of human rights organisation Insan, told the Guardian on Monday: “The Lebanese military intelligence has detained those soldiers and they run the risk of being deported back to Syria.

“If those soldiers are deported to Syria then there is a serious risk of torture and execution,” he said, adding that sending them back to Syria would send the wrong message to other soldiers who may be tempted to defect because they don’t want to kill civilians. The human rights group Avaaz called on Lebanon to grant refugee status to the soldiers.

The decision to deport the Syrian soldiers reportedly came from president Michel Suleiman after he called the embattled Syrian president Bashar al Assad yesterday

Protests have rallied against Assad’s regime for more than two months.

More than 850 people have been killed and several thousands were arrested since the start of the protest movements in mid-March, human rights groups say. Thousands of Syrians have fled to Lebanon during the past two weeks

  • Avnerouchlemanouch

    And when Assad’s regime will be  extinct will Lebanese still be his slave????That’s the question we are asking in Israel!!!

    • Hannibal

      We certainly won’t be yours… 

      • Avnerouchlemanouch

        I know and we never asked you too or ever imposed it ….. Israel does not like slavery ,it is a modern country and very different from the way Arabs Muslims treat Christians or Jews or the way Arab dictators treat their own people …

        • Mosetsfire

          Israel LOVES slavery…If you don’t believe me just take the Jew only road out of Jerusalem and look at all the Palestinians you have forced to build your illegal settlements.

          The problem with Israel and Israelis is that you do not concern yourself with outside perception of your actions, and you justify all actions you take without thought of moral obligation. You’re not better than the arab dictators you profess to disagree with because your actions are 100% the same as theirs, only you do it to a population that is not your own. The loyalty oath? all the new settlement blocs near Hebron? the jew only roads? an ethnocracy is not a democracy and it will never be. Do not come to this site spewing your erroneous logic. “Gentiles” and “Goyim”, neither need nor respect your viewpoint.

          No one from the March 14th camp likes Hezbollah, or Iran, or Syria, but that will never detract from the fact your country killed over 1,000 civilians and attempted to destroy our infrastructure. In fact, I would go on to say without reservation and with no due respect, that if it wasn’t for Israeli intransigence  groups like Hezbollah and Hamas would not exist today. 

        • Mosetsfire

          see below

      • Avnerouchlemanouch

        I know and we never asked you too or ever imposed it ….. Israel does not like slavery ,it is a modern country and very different from the way Arabs Muslims treat Christians or Jews or the way Arab dictators treat their own people …

        • Mosetsfire

          Israel LOVES slavery…If you don’t believe me just take the Jew only road out of Jerusalem and look at all the Palestinians you have forced to build your illegal settlements.

          The problem with Israel and Israelis is that you do not concern yourself with outside perception of your actions, and you justify all actions you take without thought of moral obligation. You’re not better than the arab dictators you profess to disagree with because your actions are 100% the same as theirs, only you do it to a population that is not your own. The loyalty oath? all the new settlement blocs near Hebron? the jew only roads? an ethnocracy is not a democracy and it will never be. Do not come to this site spewing your erroneous logic. “Gentiles” and “Goyim”, neither need nor respect your viewpoint.

          No one from the March 14th camp likes Hezbollah, or Iran, or Syria, but that will never detract from the fact your country killed over 1,000 civilians and attempted to destroy our infrastructure. In fact, I would go on to say without reservation and with no due respect, that if it wasn’t for Israeli intransigence  groups like Hezbollah and Hamas would not exist today. 

        • Mosetsfire

          see below

  • Avnerouchlemanouch

    And when Assad’s regime will be  extinct will Lebanese still be his slave????That’s the question we are asking in Israel!!!

  • Anonymous

    And when Assad’s regime will be  extinct will Lebanese still be his slave????That’s the question we are asking in Israel!!!

    • We certainly won’t be yours… 

      • Anonymous

        I know and we never asked you too or ever imposed it ….. Israel does not like slavery ,it is a modern country and very different from the way Arabs Muslims treat Christians or Jews or the way Arab dictators treat their own people …

        • Anonymous

          so Hannibal can you answer my question,are you going to continue being a slave of some militia or dictator  in the name of the hate you vow to my people???

        • Anonymous

          so Hannibal can you answer my question,are you going to continue being a slave of some militia or dictator  in the name of the hate you vow to my people???

        • Israel LOVES slavery…If you don’t believe me just take the Jew only road out of Jerusalem and look at all the Palestinians you have forced to build your illegal settlements.

          The problem with Israel and Israelis is that you do not concern yourself with outside perception of your actions, and you justify all actions you take without thought of moral obligation. You’re not better than the arab dictators you profess to disagree with because your actions are 100% the same as theirs, only you do it to a population that is not your own. The loyalty oath? all the new settlement blocs near Hebron? the jew only roads? an ethnocracy is not a democracy and it will never be. Do not come to this site spewing your erroneous logic. “Gentiles” and “Goyim”, neither need nor respect your viewpoint.

          No one from the March 14th camp likes Hezbollah, or Iran, or Syria, but that will never detract from the fact your country killed over 1,000 civilians and attempted to destroy our infrastructure. In fact, I would go on to say without reservation and with no due respect, that if it wasn’t for Israeli intransigence  groups like Hezbollah and Hamas would not exist today. 

        • Israel LOVES slavery…If you don’t believe me just take the Jew only road out of Jerusalem and look at all the Palestinians you have forced to build your illegal settlements.

          The problem with Israel and Israelis is that you do not concern yourself with outside perception of your actions, and you justify all actions you take without thought of moral obligation. You’re not better than the arab dictators you profess to disagree with because your actions are 100% the same as theirs, only you do it to a population that is not your own. The loyalty oath? all the new settlement blocs near Hebron? the jew only roads? an ethnocracy is not a democracy and it will never be. Do not come to this site spewing your erroneous logic. “Gentiles” and “Goyim”, neither need nor respect your viewpoint.

          No one from the March 14th camp likes Hezbollah, or Iran, or Syria, but that will never detract from the fact your country killed over 1,000 civilians and attempted to destroy our infrastructure. In fact, I would go on to say without reservation and with no due respect, that if it wasn’t for Israeli intransigence  groups like Hezbollah and Hamas would not exist today. 

        • why was my comment deleted? 

        • why was my comment deleted? 

        • why was my comment deleted? 

      • Anonymous

        I know and we never asked you too or ever imposed it ….. Israel does not like slavery ,it is a modern country and very different from the way Arabs Muslims treat Christians or Jews or the way Arab dictators treat their own people …

  • Hannibal

     The Lebanese army is committing a great crime against humanity by handing over the Syrian Soldiers to the Syrian illegitimate authorities as their fate is well known…

    • antar2011

      they have to do that bro because of international agreement…even if it is sad to see such a thing happening….yet again these are the dar3 who terrorised lebanese for many yrs…so it can’t be too bad 😉

      i guess the sooner the international community declares the end of Assad regime then lebanon need to stop handing pple over to their slaughter next door.

  •  The Lebanese army is committing a great crime against humanity by handing over the Syrian Soldiers to the Syrian illegitimate authorities as their fate is well known…

    • Anonymous

      they have to do that bro because of international agreement…even if it is sad to see such a thing happening….yet again these are the dar3 who terrorised lebanese for many yrs…so it can’t be too bad 😉

      i guess the sooner the international community declares the end of Assad regime then lebanon need to stop handing pple over to their slaughter next door.

  • libnan1

    @twitter-240724272:disqus I’m very proud of you. Even though you disagree with M8 but your response to this dude with a name that is something Manouch Zaatar puts him in his place. The Israeli bombs killed at least 1200 civilian Lebanese (Christians and Muslims). He can eat your shorts.

  • libnan1

    @twitter-240724272:disqus I’m very proud of you. Even though you disagree with M8 but your response to this dude with a name that is something Manouch Zaatar puts him in his place. The Israeli bombs killed at least 1200 civilian Lebanese (Christians and Muslims). He can eat your shorts.

  • Anonymous

     @twitter-240724272:disqus I’m very proud of you. Even though you disagree with M8 but your response to this dude with a name that is something Manouch Zaatar. The Israeli bombs killed at least 1200 civilian Lebanese (Christians and Muslims).  

  • Manplant

    This action by the Lebanese government proves that it is a state without principals and willing to bow dog like to any one that shouts at it! 

  • Manplant

    This action by the Lebanese government proves that it is a state without principals and willing to bow dog like to any one that shouts at it! 

  • Anonymous

    This action by the Lebanese government proves that it is a state without principals and willing to bow dog like to any one that shouts at it!