2

Comments

Facebook

Twitter

Google

send


NOW

Hezbollah fighter in "leaked tape":
We were abandoned

"They (fellow pro-regime fighters) all left us, the Iranian, Afghans and Syrians… all of them left us," the unnamed fighter complained in the audio message.

Hezbollah and Syrian government flags. (image via Alhadathnews.net)

BEIRUT – A purported audio tape of a Hezbollah fighter recorded during the frantic fighting over the weekend in southern Aleppo reveals that the Lebanese party's fighters were allegedly abandoned by other pro-government forces.

"They (fellow pro-regime fighters) all left us, the Iranian, Afghans and Syrians… all of them left us," the unnamed fighter complained in the audio message, which began circulating on social media Sunday after opposition forces broke through government lines in the Ramouseh area in southwestern Aleppo, relieving the siege on the eastern half of the city.

"We are like dummies, we don't know anything, we are fighting alone," the alleged Hezbollah combatant—who had a southern Lebanese accent—said in the frantic message in which he slammed the battlefield conduct of pro-regime fighters in the flashpoint front.

He added that even when regime forces counterattacked against the advancing Jaysh al-Fatah coalition insurgents to retake positions, they would "lose it in the night" or the following morning.

"That's it… a lot of fleeing soldiers, you bring them back from their houses, and then they flee again, it's the same [story]."

"I went to the academy in the afternoon… and only the Lebanese were still there," the fighter added in reference to the artillery academy in Ramouseh that was overrun by opposition factions on Saturday, giving them a corridor stretching into rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

He also implored the recipient of the tape to "talk to Hajj Abbas, he is there. Fajr is there too. All of them are Lebanese, around two platoons, and some [fighters] from [the Shiite villages of] Nubl and Zahraa [outside Aleppo]."

"What kind of cover can they provide?" he asked angrily.

He also warned that rebel forces were repeatedly attacking, despite the fact "they are taking a lot of casualties," adding that "they are in good shape, [while] the [Syrian] army disintegrated."

Hezbollah suffered a number of casualties during the fierce fighting, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reporting Monday that Hezbollah lost at least 12 fighters along the Aleppo front.

 

NOW's English news desk editor Albin Szakola (@AlbinSzakola) wrote this report. Amin Nasr translated Arabic-language material. 

Hezbollah and Syrian government flags. (image via Alhadathnews.net)

We are like dummies, we don't know anything, we are fighting alone.

  • WVD

    How anonymus can on get?

    August 10, 2016

  • Petrossou

    Good riddens

    August 9, 2016