Commander of Nusra-Linked Lebanese Group Injured in Syria

In clear evidence that the Syrian crisis sees some Lebanese parties engaged to play crucial role in supporting the armed groups opposing Damascus, al-Manar TV discloses the injury of a commander Lebanese armed group while fighting in the Syrian territories.Hussein Ali Dergham, Lebanese, is the commander of an armed group which is linked to Nusra Front in Syria.

Al-Manar reported that Dergham had infiltrated the Syrian territory through barren mountains of Ersal, in Bekaa. He was injured days ago during clashes with the Syrian army, according to security information obtained by al-Manar.

Dergham was relieved in a field hospital in Syria, then entered the Lebanese territories through a border area in Ersal, according to the information, which added that the Lebanese fighter was transferred by a Red Cross vehicle into a private clinic in Baalbek because of his serious injury.

Al-Manar reported that Dergham was born in Baalbek in 1984. He had a bakeshop in Baalbek souk, but since a year ago he has disappeared.

However, Dergham’s photos on his Facebook page show the Lebanese fighter in military uniform. Another photo shows him holding RPG, among other militants and the flag of the Syrian opposition was obvious.


This photo was published earlier in February 25 by the Lebanese daily, al-Akhbar, which reported that Dergham’s group resides in northern Lebanon and in Bekaa, noting that the group has been working to launch the “Lebanese Branch” of Nusra front. The daily pointed out that the main hideout of this group is in barren mountains of Ersal, adding that it’s closely linked to Nusra front in Syria.
Al-Akhbar also reported that Dergham was among the militants who attacked the Lebanese army in Ersal.

Source: Al Manar

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