05-12-2019 04:18 PM Jerusalem Timing

“11,000 Radical Islamists Fighting in al-Qusayr, 2000 from Lebanon’s Tripoli”

“11,000 Radical Islamists Fighting in al-Qusayr, 2000 from Lebanon’s Tripoli”

The battle in al-Qusayr has been recently escalated amid the information stating that more than eleven thousand radical Islamists have arrived in the area and involved in fighting the Syrian army.

Syria: al-Nusra front terrorist takfirisThe battle in the Syrian border city of al-Qusayr has been recently escalated amid the information revealed stating that more than eleven thousand radical Islamists have arrived in the area and involved in fighting the Syrian army, Addiyar local newspaper reported Friday.

Among the radicals there are about 2,000 young people from the Lebanese northern city of Tripoli, Addiyar added.

The newspaper noted, however, that "the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri offered $150 million paid by Gulf States for the Syrian armed opposition, which has practically become the al-Nusra Front of the Sunnis in the Levant.”

The fund was presented on behalf of Hariri so that fingers wouldn’t be pointed at the Gulf countries, but rather it will appear as an individual move, the daily indicated.

“Money transfers weren’t signed by Saad al-Hariri, but by individuals of Itani and Baba families," Addiyar further elaborated.

Media reported tackling Lebanese parties involvement in supporting terrorist takfiris in Syria have been increased recently.

The Syrian army foiled several attempts by Lebanese gangs trying to infiltrate into the Syrian territories to help al-Nusra Front fighting against the national army in the border city of al-Qusayr.

Al-Qusayr city lies on the northern Syrian border with Lebanon, and was occupied by terrorists and armed opposition gunmen since more than two years.

The Syrian Army launched on May 19 a large-scale operation to clear the area of terrorist gangs and liberate the citizens trapped there.