Syrian activist accuses Hezbollah official’s son of arms smuggling

Syrian activist Othman al-Homsi on Friday accused the son of a Hezbollah official of “smuggling weapons” into Syria.

“We have pictures that prove that the son of Hezbollah official Mohammad Yazbeck is smuggling arms into Syria,” Homsi told Al-Jazeera television.

He denied that Syrian pro-democracy protestors are receiving weapons from supporters in Lebanon, but said instead that “Yazbeck’s son is smuggling arms on the eastern border [with Syria].”

“I defy [anyone] to prove that [we] are receiving arms from Lebanon.”

Lebanon’s political scene is split between supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, led by Hezbollah, and a pro-Western camp headed by Saad Hariri.

According to the UN, the Syrian regime's crackdown on protests has killed more than 3,000 people. Thousands have fled to Lebanon.

-NOW Lebanon

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