Conflicting reports about the 17 Lebanese killed in Syria, update

About 17 Lebanese fighters were killed in Syria on Friday reported local media outlets, but there are conflicting reports as where and how this might have happened .

AFP said that 17 Lebanese Sunni fighters were killed in Syria’s Tall Kalakh border area in an ambush carried out by regime forces.

But a security source said that the victims were fighting alongside the Syrian opposition.

On the other hand Sky News reported that the Lebanese were killed as they were trying to enter Syria.

Lebanon Files reported the 17 Lebanese Islamists were killed in an ambush by the Syrian army in the province of Homs.

MTV reported that the Islamists come for from the northern city of Tripoli and neighboring towns and that tensions were high in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood of the northern capital because 2 of people killed were from the prominent Srour family in Tripoli.

Update 1:

Voice of Lebanon reported that no one was killed in Tall Kalakh from the Srour family. VOL added that one of the members of the srour family is in the custody of the Free Syrian Army.

Future Movement official Mustafa Alloush said none of the Lebanese that were killed in Tall kalakh Syria belong to the Future Movement

Update 2

Future MPs Khaled al-Daher and Mouin Merhebi commented to NOW and about the Lebanese that were killed in Syria on Friday.

MP Daher said that young Sunni men from the Bab al-Tebbeneh neighborhood in Tripoli were trying to enter Syria “to support the rebels especially after witnessing Hezbollah’s support for the Syrian regime.”

However, he said that “they were not armed, and they were killed on Syrian land. Also, they are not affiliated with any political party,” adding: “The Future bloc does not wish for anyone to go participate in the Syrian battle alongside the rebels.”

Merhebi told NOW that the incident took place while the men “were on a bus.”

“Some of them became martyrs and others managed to escape,” he said, adding “[These men must have] considered that it is their rightful duty to stand up for the women and children [who are being killed by the Syrian regime] every day.”

Twenty-two young men ( not 17 as has been reported earlier ), including a Palestinian, from the Lebanese city of Tripoli were killed reportedly on Friday in the Syrian border town of Tal Kalakh, a Lebanese security source and an Islamist leader said.

  • nagy_michael2

    Its amazing the security sources said they died in fighting in Syria. But how come this security sources never mentioned over the 120 Members of Hezbollah who dies as Jihadist.. At least our Muslimes brothers trying to get even with the Syrian regime where the late Assad bombarded Trippoli to submissions. But to hezbollah these were Syrian Bretheren and killing Sunnis in Tripoli meant nothing to them..

    • Hannibal

      I am dreaming of the day the Syrians go home to Syria and the Iranians go home to Iran and leave us REAL Lebanese the hell alone… better yet after accomplishing that build a wall sky high to separate us from our friendly neighbors.

  • nagy_michael2

    Its amazing the security sources said they died in fighting in Syria. But how come this security sources never mentioned over the 120 Members of Hezbollah who dies as Jihadist.. At least our Muslimes brothers trying to get even with the Syrian regime where the late Assad bombarded Trippoli to submissions. But to hezbollah these were Syrian Bretheren and killing Sunnis in Tripoli meant nothing to them..

    • Hannibal

      I am dreaming of the day the Syrians go home to Syria and the Iranians go home to Iran and leave us REAL Lebanese the hell alone… better yet after accomplishing that build a wall sky high to separate us from our friendly neighbors.

  • IanSankey

    dead sunnis? who cares… the more the better.

    • Hannibal

      If the Sunnis are Lebanese I care… And Moe28 SHAME on you for liking his comment.

      • IanSankey

        Sunnis are goat raping zionist puppets. Hezbollah gonna get you.

        • Hannibal

          No need to threaten I will meet you anytime anywhere man to man and we shall see who will prevail… Bashar on the way out and your days are numbered. i.e. I am not Sunni… I believe Islam is a shit face religion… Are you still up to the challenge ya jabeen?

        • IanSankey

          Come on down to Baalbek, we’ll be waiting for you.

      • Leborigine

        As usual Hannibal, you dare someone to face off man to man and they always come back with “we”!!
        Hence the lame joke in Australia about the Lebo’s – “Why did 10 Lebo’s cross the road??

        To bash the chicken!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           LOL i’ve never heard that one. it’s a good one

  • IanSankey

    dead sunnis? who cares… the more the better.

    • Hannibal

      If the Sunnis are Lebanese I care… And Moe28 SHAME on you for liking his comment.

      • IanSankey

        Sunnis are goat raping zionist puppets. Hezbollah gonna get you.

        • Hannibal

          No need to threaten I will meet you anytime anywhere man to man and we shall see who will prevail… Bashar on the way out and your days are numbered. i.e. I am not Sunni… I believe Islam is a shit face religion… Are you still up to the challenge ya jabeen?

        • IanSankey

          Come on down to Baalbek, we’ll be waiting for you.

      • Leborigine

        As usual Hannibal, you dare someone to face off man to man and they always come back with “we”!!
        Hence the lame joke in Australia about the Lebo’s – “Why did 10 Lebo’s cross the road??

        To bash the chicken!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           LOL i’ve never heard that one. it’s a good one

  • 5thDrawer

    Idiots diving into war-zones … but since there’s no work, one has to find something to do.

  • 5thDrawer

    Idiots diving into war-zones … but since there’s no work, one has to find something to do.

  • MeYosemite

    How can someone tell the religion of a dead person.

    • Hannibal

      Identity card :P lol

      • dateam

        in syria a persons religion is not on their identity card….

        • Hannibal

          Wow I did not know that… That is a good thing it should stay this way and I wish we in Lebanon follow suit… But we are talking about Lebanese killed in Syria aren’t we? ;)

  • MeYosemite

    How can someone tell the religion of a dead person.

    • Hannibal

      Identity card :P lol

      • dateam

        in syria a persons religion is not on their identity card….

        • Hannibal

          Wow I did not know that… That is a good thing it should stay this way and I wish we in Lebanon follow suit… But we are talking about Lebanese killed in Syria aren’t we? ;)