URGENT – Syria: Foreign fighters amassing on Turkish and Jordanian borders


Damascus, 5:50 p.m. – Several hundred Libyan Al-Qaeda fighters (former Libyan Islamic Fighting Group) have arrived in recent weeks at various hotels in Amman (Jordan). They suddenly moved out on Friday, 16 March 2012 to relocate to an unknown destination.

Simultaneously, a coming and going of buses, throughout the days of Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of March, transported at least 2,000 combatants to a “refugee” camp in Hatay (Turkey). This ferrying continues, and is managed by the Turkish Army.

Colonel Riyadh Al Asaad, who had been temporarily assigned to house arrest following the Syrian-Turkish agreement of 7 February, is again in full command of the Free “Syrian” Army from Turkey.

It is estimated that the forces already assembled are constituted by 500 to 1000 Takfirists at the Jordanian border and between 2000 and 3000 at the Turkish border. No significant jihadi group has been reported at the Lebanese border, the Lebanese Army having dismantled in recent weeks an assembly area and a communications base.

Hundreds of foreign fighters still remain on Syrian soil after the fall of the Islamic Emirate of Baba Amr and the cleanup of Deraa and Idlib. Although totally disorganized and running out of steam, they are still capable of organizing these new troops attacks.

The Syrian National Army is in the process of strengthening its borders to prevent any infiltration into the country.

Reprinted from: voltairenet.org