‘Hezbollah arrests 175 of own men for refusing to fight in Syria’

The Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah has arrested 175 of its own fighters after they refused to take part in battles in the Syrian city of Zabadani, close to the border with Lebanon, Israel Radio said Saturday, quoting opposition sources in Syria.

The radio also cited a report in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, which claimed that Hezbollah fighters dispatched to Syria to shore up the regime there have begun to show reluctance to confront the rebel groups seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. According to the report, the hesitation began after 120 Hezbollah fighters were killed in confrontations with opposition groups and another 200 were wounded.

  • Martin B

    It’s a shame that Islamic State just banned beheading videos, because Hassan Nasrallah’s beheading is one that I would really like to see.

  • Dana Garcia

    Don’t the Hezbos hand out speed like the Syrians do to increase jihadist enthusiasm? I thought they all did it.


    • Alain

      I think it is a back-up when the promise of 72 raison-eyed virgins doesn’t do it. It is always the same cowards never willing to put themselves in danger but demanding more and more volunteer as canon fodder.

  • Oil and beef

    Muslim fighters have never shown bravery or courage. Note Iraqi soldiers running away during U.S. invasions of Iraq and freeing Kuwait. And lately fleeing from ISIS and dropping weapons along the way. All cut from the same cloth.

  • BillyHW

    The only thing this region suffers from is not enough plague.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The Dentites think they suffer from too much plaque.

      • DVult

        Extra strong dental floss can also double as a garrotte.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Meantime, 70% of Israeli recruits seek out combat assignments.

  • Millie_Woods

    It’s safer launching rockets at Israeli civilians.