Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Radical Palestinian groups backed by Tehran and Damascus aid Islamists battling Lebanese troops for third day

What a shocker. The Syrians are sending more Palestinian terrorists to help defend another Syrian backed terrorist group. Since the Syrians get their backing from Iran, I think this means that Iran is finally ready to start the new Lebanese civil war and take over. Since it is just Arabs fighting, the media are ignoring it. Of course.

DEBKAfile - DEBKAfile reports: Radical Palestinian groups backed by Tehran and Damascus aid Islamists battling Lebanese troops for third day: "DEBKAfile reports: Radical Palestinian groups backed by Tehran and Damascus aid Islamists battling Lebanese troops for third day

May 22, 2007, 10:47 AM (GMT+02:00)

These reinforcements have prevented the Lebanese army from breaking down the resistance of the armed Fatah al-Islam fighters in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp outside Tripoli in northern Lebanon. At least 32 soldiers, 20 Islamist fighters and dozens of civilians have been killed. The Lebanese troops continued pounding the camp Tuesday.

DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that among the groups streaming to the camp since Monday, May 21, are gunmen of Ahmed Jibril’s radical Poplar Front for the Liberation of Palestinian-General Command and Abu Mussa’s breakaway Fatah. Both maintain headquarters in Damascus, notwithstanding US demands to remove them. Jibril is known to draw funds from Tehran. Their armed men could not have crossed from Syria without Damascus’ approval, thus belying Syria’s denial of direct interference in the violence which is posing an acute challenge to the Lebanese army.

Traditionally, Lebanese troops have stayed clear of "

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