“The Lebanese Army is not our enemy,” FSA said in a statement carried by Elnashra website.
It urged the Lebanese government to free its commander l who heads the FSA Military Council.
The Lebanese Army said in a statement Sunday it arrested Rifai who was being smuggled into the country by Khaled Hujeiri, a local Arsal resident. He was caught with a forged Lebanese I.D. and disguised in woman’s clothing.
FSA is the umbrella group of mainstream rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and now have a heavy presence around Arsal since jihadi rebels flooded the town in early August.