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July 8, 2015 4:30 pm

Report: Hezbollah Fighters Are Deserting Their Posts Amid Offensive in Syria

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A recording has been released by Al-Arabiya purporting to contain complaints from Hezbollah commanders about the desertion of their fighters. PHOTO: Reuters.

A recording has been released by Al Arabiya purporting to contain complaints from Hezbollah commanders about the desertion of their fighters. PHOTO: Reuters.

Hezbollah fighters in Syria and their allies on the ground have apparently been deserting their posts, Saudi news outlet Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday citing recordings from the field.

In one recording, a supposed Hezbollah commander is heard saying, “Four left in the beginning and didn’t return … and now two left to bring back more fighters but didn’t return either.”

The voice adds, “Let somebody come and stop my talking and let me lead the battle from here, not from behind some device in a far-off place.”

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Another voice then asks, “These seven people, are they friends?”

The first speaker responds, “correct, seven [fighters] left and did not return.”

The second then asks, “Why did you let them leave the area?” to which the first responds, “they took a machine gun with them, what was I supposed to do? They won’t listen to anyone.”

The second fighter then warns the first against allowing anyone else to leave the area because, “there is blood on the ground.”

Al Arabiya said it could not verify the location or date of the recording.

The revelation comes in the wake of conflicting reports emanating out of the Syrian city of Zabadani, which is located in the strategically important Qalamoun mountains.

Reports in recent days have indicated that Hezbollah and the Syrian Army have mounted a major offensive in the area, to dislodge any opposition forces located there.

Pro-Hezbollah and Iranian state-run media outlets have been claiming Hezbollah has achieved lightning victories over opposition forces in Zabadani, though Al Arabiya and other Arab news outlets say the group has met stubborn resistance from opposition forces, slowing or even halting the Lebanese group’s advance.

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  • Sugi

    Shi’a Afhanis dispatched by Iran are able to cover a shortage of Assad
    side soldiers ?

  • Gus

    The Terrorists are being slaughtered, why would anyone retreat when they are advancing? Fake propaganda!

  • rafik

    Another propaganda from Saudi / zionist fake media.

    it want change on the ground anything we are coming to you saudi zionist scum

    • Harvey Lloyd

      You will die first because you are a racist and hate yourself. Cheers!

  • Henryk B Zaleski

    Ever heard of rats deserting a sinking ship? I think this is it!

  • 453453453

    bad report, The recording was proven fake and appeared as early as 2013 during battle of Qusayr, reused during Yabroud and now in Zabadani

    anyway here is the one uploaded in 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZTlQJQh8Mk

  • Yoni

    I bet 100 to 1 in few weeks not months Zabadani will fall to the oppressing syrian regime and their posse Hizbollah. Simple reason, they cannot afford to lose Zabadani.

  • Reform School

    Hezbollah commanders fluent in English—and brave enough to speak it openly—is the most incredible thing of all!

  • Paul Cerar

    I do not believe this story! A handful of fascist Hypocrite Muslims deserted their posts – maybe they simply joined a more satanic fascist Hypocrite Muslim force! Also, I would not take the word of one fascist Hypocrite Muslim when he speaks ill of other fascist Hypocrites!

    Paul Cerar
    Toronto, Canada

  • David Goshen

    It wont be long before Iran will send its Imperiam Guard to fill the gap being created by Hizballa fighters deserting.Iran sees the pupet regime in Syra and the regime in Lebanon as very important to its control of the Middle East.If the agreement is signed with Iran the heavy inroduction of troops will begin in earnest.
    The same goes for Gaza which blocks any peace negotiations
    with Israel because of Irans desire to be the leader of the Arab World.The preparations for a futher round by Hamas today further supports this view.

  • Danny Kid

    Legends in their own underpants.

    • brenrod

      that gave me a belly laugh

  • steven L

    Are the Lebanese Shia willing to die for Iran? They are not even Muslims!!!!

    • MARK LEWIS BRECKER, Esq.

      NEITHER THE IRANIANS NOR HEZBOLLAH ARE TRUE PRACTITIONERS OF ISLAM. ERGO, WHILE ONE CAN DAVEN IN A SUNNI MOSQUE, IT IS FORBIDDEN IN A SO-CALLED “HOUSE OF G-D” OF THE FORMER TWO POLYTHEISTS.
      MOSHE ARYEH BEN SH’MUEL HAKOHEN
      RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
      ETHIOPIA III

  • Seth Lefkow

    Wow! Four left and two went after them. Yep, that makes seven, by golly. Wake me when the other nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-three (or four) decide to head for the McDonald’s.

    Now watch as CNN gives this breaking news 24/7 coverage for a full week or until some a-rab stubs his toe.

  • citizenstat

    Delighted to hear it. I hope they get their *sses shot off as they run!

    • Ruaridh MacFergus of Scotland

      Hezbollah operate from a country where 40% of the population is Christian, many times when Al-Qaeda have spilled over from Syria into Lebanon Hezbollah has been pulverizing and repelling the terrorists from Christian villages. Never have Hezbollah attacked a church or flew planes into towers. They are a Shia resistance movement, nothing more, nothing less.

      Americans………………. you’re so dumb, shallow, ill-educated. On top of that, totally ignorant.

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