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Gunmen form ”Beqaa Battalion”
to fight Hezbollah, video shows

Jihadists annoucing the formation of the Lebanese Beqaa Battalion. (Youtube)

A video posted on YouTube shows a group of Jihadists announcing the formation of a brigade to fight Hezbollah in the Lebanese Beqaa Valley region.

 

“Following the call for Jihad in Syria made by the Ulamas of [Islam], we announce the formation of the Lebanese Shield of Beqaa Battalion to fight Hezbollah,” a masked gunman is shown as saying in the video broadcast on Sunday.

 

He added that the battalion will include four companies “spread across the Beqaa.”

 

The Beqaa Valley region has been targeted recently by rocket attacks from Syria hitting the Sunni majority town of Arsal, as well as Baalbek, a bastion of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.

 

Hezbollah is a close ally of the Damascus regime, and its fighters fought alongside the army in the Al-Qusayr area for weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Syrian conflict has so far left more than 94,000 people dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog.

Jihadists annoucing the formation of the Lebanese Beqaa Battalion. (Youtube)

The battalion will include four companies “spread across the Beqaa.”