Iranian-backed Syrian militant tours Lebanon border with Israel

by Annahar Staff

27 December 2017 | 19:26

Source: by Annahar

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  • Last update: 27 December 2017 | 19:26

BEIRUT: The commander of Syria's Imam Al-Baqer Brigade, an Iranian backed militia, has embarked on a tour along Lebanon's border with Israel according to pictures that recently surfaced online. 

The militant known as Hajj Hamza Abu Abbas was pictured as he visited Lebanon's border with Israel. The pictures were released on his group's Facebook page Tuesday with the following caption: 

"Let Israel know that we are present on its borders and the day will come when we will break them."

The Facebook post comes weeks after Hezbollah party officials organized a similar tour on the southern border towns that featured Qais al-Khazali, the commander of Iraq’s Iranian backed Ahl al-Haq militia, who declared his “total readiness with Hezbollah to stand together with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause against Israeli occupation.”

Al-Khazali's tour drew criticism from Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who had resigned from Saudi Arabia before rescinding his resignation upon his return to Beirut.

Hariri rescinded his resignation after coming to terms with Lebanon's different political groups to re-establish a true policy of dissociation which hinges on the non interference of all parties in regional conflicts. 

The Premier had listed Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah's increased incursions in regional conflicts as the underlying reason for his resignation. 

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