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Lebanese finalize their issues in Syria


April 24, 2013

With the outbreak of the crisis in Syria for more than two years, the Lebanese have experienced a tense situation because one party supports the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad and another party supports Syrian opposition. Things didn’t stop here, where each party accuses the other of inflaming the Syrian crisis which is contrary to the policy of "neutrality" adopted by the government of Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

The March 14 Alliance accuses Hezbollah of fighting in Syria with the regime forces. Hezbollah denies saying there is supporters in the villages of Syria near the Lebanese border in the town of Hermel and defend their families in these villages inhabited by Lebanese and who are exposed to attacks by the Free Syrian Army (SLA).

The March 8 alliance including Hezbollah accused the March 14 alliance and specifically Tayar Al-Mustaqbal of supporting the Syrian opposition financially and militarily and that they have a coordination office in Turkey administered by the deputy Okab Sakr. The March 8 alliance accuses fundamentalist parties active in the Lebanese town of Ersal in Bekaa and Akkar in the north and works to send weapons and fighters inside Syria.

These mutual accusations have promoted an atmosphere of tension between the Lebanese who fear that the war is transferred inside Lebanon and there is doctrinal clashes between Sunnis and Shiites because of mutual accusations that say "Hezbollah supports the Alawite regime and defend Shiites in Syria.” Similarly, the March 8 alliance said the Salafist movements in Lebanon face the Syrian crisis "by the doctrine, because they consider that the Sunnis are targeted and subjected to genocide."

Although mutual accusations take a marginal character, but remained in the atmosphere of tension between the dialogues without they extend to a direct confrontation in the streets. Nobody wants the situation worsens because regional and international forces active refuse to take Lebanon in sectarian wars.

But this artificial silence was violated in the second half of April, where several party talked about the involvement of Hezbollah in the fighting that took place in the countryside where Qousseir "Free Syrian Army" bombed the town of Hermel without injured. Salafist forces including Ahmad Asir, a radical sheik Sidon and northern Lebanon, a Sunni sheikh Salem al-Rafii called for jihad in Syria.

So the war between the Lebanese moved to Syria, where each party tries according to their abilities, skills and energy to finalize its issues with the other party.



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