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Lebanon Supplying Weapons to Syria’s Assad

Lebanon is supplying the armed forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with explosives, a Lebanese MP has charged.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 2/17/2013, 4:00 PM

Syrians waiting to enter Lebanon
Syrians waiting to enter Lebanon
Reuters

Lebanon is supplying the armed forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with explosives, a Lebanese MP has charged.

Lebanon’s Future bloc MP Khaled Daher revealed at a news conference Saturday that trucks have been carrying tons of explosives across the country’s eastern border to Syria for months.

“About two days ago, two trucks loaded with dozens of tons of explosives crossed the Masna’a Lebanese-Syrian border crossing in the eastern Beka'a valley, and this has been happening since May 2012,” Daher said, according to the National News Agency.

“The problem is that it is happening with the knowledge of the LAP and army intelligence, as if it were a simple matter.” The opposition lawmaker showed documents sent to LAF command to prove his claims.

The Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization, which has a sizeable representation in the nation's parliament and cabinet, has set up guerrilla bases on both sides of the Lebanon-Syria border, and has sent its fighters to bolster the efforts of the loyalist troops supporting Assad's regime against opposition forces in Syria's savage civil war. Like the Assad regime, Hizbullah is patronized by Iran, which lavishly funds, equips and trains the terrorist organization.

Nearly 300,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who added they are receiving aid from the Lebanese cabinet, the U.N. and other NGOs. 

“Syrians are arriving at a steady rate,” said a report filed Saturday, “and we were able to register more than 10,000 persons this week.” Most of the Syrians fleeing to Lebanon originate from the cities of Aleppo, Homs, Idlib and Damascus, the report said.