Hizbullah Channels European Mercenaries to Syria

(Daily Star-Lebanon) Antoine Ghattas Saab - Eastern European mercenaries, recruited with the help of Hizbullah, have been arriving in batches at Beirut Airport on their way to join Assad's forces in the war in Syria. According to one Eastern European country's intelligence unit, most of these fighters have professional military experience and have fought in Chechnya. The fighters wear Hizbullah military uniforms as well as yellow bands on their heads to show their loyalty. According to a European intelligence report, some 5,000 European citizens have joined hard-line groups in Syria and Iraq to conduct "jihad."

2014-02-24 00:00:00

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