SNC chief slams Hezbollah, Iran over interference in Syria

Khatib SNCSyrian National Coalition president Moaz al-Khatib denounced the continued interference of Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran in Syria’s crisis, Al Watan newspapers reported on Sunday .

This comes after reports that Iran and its proxy Hezbollah have jointly set up an armed militia group called Jaysh al-Shabi to defend the regime of the embattled Syrian president Bashar al Assad and to prepare for a future role in Syria after the fall of the regime.

According to the report as many as 50,000 Iran-backed militiamen are operating in the war-torn Syria. Tehran provides them with cash and armor, while the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah oversee their training. Iran and Hezbollah have denied these allegations even though they openly support the regime.

Several Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria and buried in Lebanon according to these reports .

Syria has been locked in an increasingly bloody civil war since peaceful demonstrations broke out against President Assad in March 2011. According to UN estimates, at least 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict, but the estimate is over 3 months old and the average daily death toll since has been over 200 which makes the actual number of casualties closer to 90, 000.

Lebanon , a country of 4 million is now hosting over a million Syrians. Some are refugees and some are workers who could not earn a living in Syria.

  • 5thDrawer

    And I know Lebanese workers who cannot earn a living in Lebanon … and a Leb-family constantly on the edge of starvation … how do you think THAT sits in the minds of people, and in some ‘hearts for refugees’?

    Jaysh al-Shabi .. set up ‘to defend the regime’ … ‘and to prepare for a future role in Syria after the fall of the regime.’ Wow … talk about playing both sides of the table – way to go, Supremely Supreme.

  • 5thDrawer

    And I know Lebanese workers who cannot earn a living in Lebanon … and a Leb-family constantly on the edge of starvation … how do you think THAT sits in the minds of people, and in some hearts for refugees?

  • ali elzein

    Let’s slam both sides for interfearing or keep your mouth shut u peace of shit

    • bobby day

      goof

      • ali elzein

        Don’t talk about ur mom like that

        • bobby day

          i hear i suk a mean nob

        • yalibnan

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          • bobby day

            i agree but if they insult my family theyll hear from me.ill try to b nicer in the future

  • ali elzein

    Let’s slam both sides for interfearing or keep your mouth shut u peace of shit

    • bobby day

      goof

      • ali elzein

        Don’t talk about ur mom like that

        • bobby day

          i hear i suk a mean nob

        • yalibnan

          This is to remind you to respect the community. Comments that contain personal attacks or inappropriate language will be removed. Please consider this as a warning.

          Thank you

          Ya Libnan

          • bobby day

            i agree but if they insult my family theyll hear from me.ill try to b nicer in the future

  • 5thDrawer

    Love News.
    All in all, it was a ‘Slammin Good’ Easter Weekend. Almost everyone got slammed. Rising to the occasion … and the chocolate bunnies … some had a blast.

    • Patience2

      The ones I know lost their ears!

      • 5thDrawer

        Tasty, patience. 🙂 Do we always start on the ears ? 😉

  • 5thDrawer

    Love News.
    All in all, it was a ‘Slammin Good’ Easter Weekend. Almost everyone got slammed. Rising to the occasion … and the chocolate bunnies … some had a blast.

    • Patience2

      The ones I know lost their ears!

      • 5thDrawer

        Tasty, patience. 🙂 Do we always start on the ears ? 😉

  • Patience2

    Iran considers Syria it’s ‘front-lawn’, much as Syria thinks of the Leb in the same terms. Are you surprised that Iran would ‘mow it’s lawn’ from time to time?

  • Patience2

    Iran considers Syria it’s ‘front-lawn’, much as Syria thinks of the Leb in the same terms. Are you surprised that Iran would ‘mow it’s lawn’ from time to time?