Former Lebanese Prime Minister and current Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri launched a vehement attack against the Hezbollah militant group for its alleged interference in the Syrian crisis. “Where is this policy of dissociation that prevents the use of the Lebanese territories for interference in Syria, or is Hezbollah exempted from abiding by it,”
The rebel Free Syrian Army chief of staff threatened eon Wednesday to shell Hezbollah positions in Lebanon after accusing it of firing across the border into territory it controls in Syria. “In the past week… Hezbollah
By Mohammed Alaa Ghanem – The U.S. commitment to aiding the Syrian opposition against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad has been one of many words and few deeds. Repeated pledges of support
It was not the supposed imminent collapse of the Syrian regime that dominated the recent meeting of the Friends of Syria in Marrakech but the thorny subject of al-Nusra, one of the armed resistance groups operating in the country, which the US has just classified as a “foreign terrorist organisation”.
Syria’s influential opposition Muslim Brotherhood said in a statement on Wednesday that US blacklisting of the jihadist Al-Nusra Front as a “terrorist organisation” was “wrong and hurried,”and the US should have instead listed the Assad regime since it is the only terrorist in Syria.
The presence of foreign Islamic militants battling Syria’s regime is raising concerns over the possible injection of al-Qaida’s influence into the country’s civil war. Syria’s rebels share some of those misgivings.