Monday, January 26, 2009

Syria Smuggles PFLP-GC Fighters into Lebanon

Naharnet reports:
About 150 fighters from Ahmed Jibril's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command have reportedly been smuggled to the northern refugee camp of Beddawi and the coastal town of Naameh south of Beirut.

The daily Al Balad on Sunday said the PFLP-GC -- which has bases in barren terrains in east Lebanon's towns of Qossaya, Hilweh, Sultan Yaqoub, and Deir el-Ghazal -- had smuggled around 150 fighters to Beddawi camp and a tunnel in Naameh.

The newspaper, citing a security report, said the fighters were smuggled via the northern town of Talbira in the Akkar province.

It reported "unusual" PFLP-GC activity, including setting up rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and planting anti-personnel mines and anti-vehicle mines around its bases.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Amine Gemayel confirmed reports of smuggling of PFLP-GC fighters and says weapons being smuggled as well:

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=77138

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