PFLP carries out military exercises in Eastern Lebanon


In a sign of what the Lebanese should expect if Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah assumes power in Lebanon, the Syrian backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command ( PFLP-GC ) carried out Saturday a military exercise at their Qosaya base in the Bekaa, in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian borders according to Central news Agency.

The report added that residents of nearby villages could hear the echoes of gunfire and explosions coming from the base.

PFLP-GC is headed by Ahmad Jibril a former captain in the Syrian army . Jibril has consistently refused to hand over his arms to the Lebanese army.

This development comes after Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea warned during a press conference on Saturday that if the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance assumes power it will turn Lebanon into another Gaza , the economy will be devastated and freedoms will be repressed.

He was referring to Hamas’ takeover of Gaza in 2007 and the devastation of its economy that followed . Like Hezbollah Hamas is backed by Iran.