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Syrian Terrorists Threaten to Take War to Beirut

The Syrian rebels fighting against the Syrian government warned that they would take their ongoing battle in Syria to the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

Fahd al-Masri, who is affiliated with the so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’, in an interview with Arabic newspaper, al-Sharq al-Awsat, on Tuesday claimed that FSA will take its battle to the heart of Beirut’s southern suburb of Dahiyeh, if Lebanon’s Hezbollah continues to support the Syrian government.

Masri’s statements come at a time when the terrorists fighting against the Syrian army are under a tight siege of the army in Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city.

Turkey and Lebanon’s March 14 Group are doing their best to create unrests along Syria’s southern and western borders in order pave the way for an easy flow of arms for the terrorists inside Syria and also distract the Syrian government’s attention from Aleppo where the rebels are under the siege of government forces.

The Syrian terrorists, who enjoy the support of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and US, accuse Iran and Hezbollah of interfering in Syria’s internal affairs, but they have never presented any corroborating evidence to substantiate their allegations.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

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