‘Dozens of Kuwaiti jihadists’ join different nationalities to enlist in Free Syrian Army


The Free Syrian Army, the country’s main armed resistance force, are reportedly welcoming the Kuwaiti fighters for “jihad operations.” (File photo)

AL ARABIYA

Dozens of Kuwaitis “jihadists” have crossed the Turkish border into Syria to support the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) fight against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a Kuwaiti news report stated on Sunday.

The FSA, the country’s main armed resistance force, are reportedly welcoming the Kuwaiti fighters for “jihad operations,” relatives of the Kuwaiti fighters told the Gulf nation’s al-Qabas newspaper.

Fighters of other nationalities, including “large groups of Algerians, Saudis and Pakistanis,” have also joined the dozens of Kuwaitis in Syria, the report stated.

Upon their arrival, the Kuwaiti fighters were given a Syrian identification card, “in case it is needed for any emergency,” the relatives said.

They were then armed and sent to different provinces across Syria. The fighters’ relatives also said that many had been refused from enlisting in the FSA because they were under the age of 18.

The report also noted that there are a “large amount of weapons” on the Turkish-Syrian border.

The FSA consists mainly of former Syrian troops who have deserted the army in protest against the government’s bloody crackdown, which has left more than 13,500 people dead since March 2011, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The FSA is increasingly gaining ground, stepping up its attacks on government troops and expanding the area under its control.

Over the weekend, two neighborhoods in the central city of Homs that have come under the sway of the Free Syrian Army were bombarded by government forces.

“The increased activity comes as an international effort to aid the Free Syrian Army quietly gathers pace,” The Washington Post’s Liz Sly wrote on Saturday.

“Although the rebels insist they are still not being helped by foreign countries, they say they now have ample access to money from Syrian opposition figures and organizations outside the country and are using it to purchase supplies on a revived black market inside Syria,” Sly added.

Earlier this year, Iraq’s deputy interior minister said jihadists were traveling from Iraq to Syria and weapons being sent to opponents of Assad’s regime. It was not clear, however, if they had begun to fight with the FSA.

In March, an Iraqi Sunni tribal sheikh admitted to sending “hundreds of men and tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of arms and other aid,” to Syria to support the rebellion against Assad.

The sheikh, whose identity was kept confidential during an interview with The Daily Telegraph, said that half a dozen of his men have paid with their lives during the bloody civil conflict in Syria. He said they had been buried where they fell.

He also told the newspaper he has bought 100 Kalashnikovs, 50 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and a few sniper rifles.

“A hundred Kalashnikovs are not going to bring down Assad,” he admitted.

  1. #1 by Ingrid B on 06/12/2012 - 9:34

    Are they doing it for love? or money? do they sign on at the job centre, or what? so many mindless, braindead, thugs and killers.. how does a country get rid of such vermin?

  2. #2 by Gino Santana on 06/12/2012 - 9:34

    I don’t understand. Who are the bad guys here? The Assad government or the insurgents? I was under the assumption Assad was being portrayed as the bad guy like Moammar Ghadaffi as in Lybia for the purposes of Zionist interests?

  3. #3 by Kaukab Siddique on 06/12/2012 - 9:34

    All Muslims should help the Syrian resistance. When a tiny elite of Alawites and Syrian Christian Syrians, helped by Iran and Russia, is slaughtering the majority Muslims, why are you so shocked that Muslims are joining the resistance?
    You are making yourself look funny because you don’t understand Islam.

  4. #4 by antizionisttothecore on 06/12/2012 - 9:34

  5. #5 by vince on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    As above.

  6. #6 by Ingrid B on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    @Kaukab Siddique, the Syrian resistance are cutting children`s throats.. we here, understand the situation very well..

  7. #7 by Pro-Gentile on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    All Muslims should help the Syrian resistance. When a tiny elite of Alawites and Syrian Christian Syrians, helped by Iran and Russia, is slaughtering the majority Muslims, why are you so shocked that Muslims are joining the resistance?
    You are making yourself look funny because you don’t understand Islam.

    Maybe YOU don’t understand, even if Assad and the ruling “elite” are not so good-guys (I’ve not studied the subject), in order to remove them, you’d have to destroy Syria and hand it over the jews and its Western servants. And they have enough evil and wickedness to make Assad’s regime look saintly and holy by comparison.

  8. #8 by Kaukab Siddique on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    Ms. Ingrid
    You are not a Muslim and it is easy for you to swallow Assad’s lies. After all Syrian Christians, Alawite sectarians and Baathist materialists are supporting him.
    Why would Syrian Muslims kill their own children?
    Alawite thugs are being used to kill Muslim children. If Muslims were doing it, Assad would bring in the entire world’s media to see what’s going on.
    His fate is going to be like that of Qaddafi. You can’t get away with 9000 murders.

    Assad has a track record of support for Israel. His huge army which is killing Muslims has not fired a shot at Israel in 30 years.
    Try to use your mind. If Israel were behind the turmoil in Syria, Assad would send his troops against Israel, not against the Muslims. Is that too difficult to understand?

    note from me MG–Kaukab, as much as I cherish your friendship, nevertheless I am speechless in trying to understand the logic you are using in making these statements.

    ISRAEL IS WORKING FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF SYRIA. THE REBELS ARE HIRED MURDERERS ON ISRAEL’S PAYROLL. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT ISRAEL WANTS ASSAD GONE AND WANTS SYRIA DESTROYED. IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE SAME PROCESS THAT WAS INFLICTED UPON IRAQ THAT IS NOW BEING APPLIED TO SYRIA UNDER THE COVER OF A ‘CIVIL WAR’.

  9. #9 by Kaukab Siddique on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    Well then study it before you make your weird statement. Even on a blog which supports you, your absurdity is evident. The people of Syria have risen against Assad. How is that going to help Israel? It’s going to be an Islamic country and Islam is the anti-imperialist force of today.
    Islamic people, I am not surprised to know, are entering Syria to help topple Assad. From all over the Muslim world they will come. Just wait and see. If they can stand up to NATO, assad is nothing. Pro-Gentile, Assad’s goose is cooked. There is fighting now in Damascus! Allahu Akbar!

  10. #10 by Innocent on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    This kaukab guy right here illustrates perfectly the archetypal Muslim today. By the way I am a Muslim so don’t get your knickers in a twist.
    Most Muslims today like kaukab are useful idiots, led by deceitful donkeys, heck it was even prophesized this time would come and they know of this yet continue to follow blindly what they are told.

    – All Muslims should help the Syrian resistance he says, what the well documented help they receive from the USA, UK, NATO and Israel isn’t sufficient for these so-called resistors. Ask yourself, why are these same entities destroying other parts of the Muslim world, so concerned about Muslims in Syria? Get it straight you wouldn’t be joining a Syrian resistance, you would be enabling a NATO operation. I don’t think its gonna look good for these idiots when on the day of judgement their record states they died carrying out a NATO operation. Duhhhhh.

    – “When a tiny elite of Alawites and Syrian Christian Syrians, helped by Iran and Russia, is slaughtering the majority Muslims”. Hmmmm lets think about this, were these same minorities not in Syria 2 years ago, 3 years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years even, yet there were no reports of them slaughtering ‘Majority’ Muslims then, what, did they spontaneously decide to start slaughtering the ‘majority’ Muslims last year because they were…bored? It’s total BS,

    – Helped by Iran and Russia, are you trying to convince rational people being helped by Iran and Russia is a slur. Because every honest faithful Muslim should shun Iran and Russia and rush to aid their adversaries NATO, of course because NATO have always had the Muslim worlds best interest in mind when bombing them to tiny pieces.

    – Few discerning people would be shocked by Muslims joining this so-called resistance because it is painfully obvious there are numerous useful idiots in the Muslim populace. Of course there are just as many traitors, I wonder if you would advocate Muslims joining in resisting and deposing that tiny elite of zionist enablers currently occupying Riyadh?

    – I’ve been frequenting this website for only a year or so but I think its regular readers will easily dismiss you as I have as the funny one.

    Apologies for the lengthy rant.

  11. #11 by Ingrid B on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    Kaukab Siddique, there are none so blind, as those who cannot/will not see, and none so deaf, as those who will not hear.. you, and your 9000, because of your blind hatred, are harming Syria, probably beyond repair, because those funding, and fomenting this massacre, don`t care how many Syrians, muslim or otherwise, die, and they don`t care if all of Syria lies in ruins, as long as they get what they want, and you, and your 9000, are helping Israel, the US, and Nato, to achieve their goal, whether you realize it, or not..

  12. #12 by Naeem on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    Kaukab Siddique- i don’t deny our friend’s heart is in the right place but unfortunately no matter which way you look at it the sectarian divide is evident to see and this will be a major part of their plan to divide the muslim world. Real muslims will never accept assistance or aid esp from the US government and israel and esp against saudia arabia and qatar they would rather die. A kurdish activist has just token the helm of the snc doesn’t that convince you enough the kurds unfortunately have played a major part is breaking up the muslim world just to have the own KURDISTAN.

  13. #13 by Adalberto Erazo Jr. on 06/13/2012 - 9:34

    @ Kaukab Siddique

    Where the hell is this outrage about the massacres the United States has consistently been doing in places like Afghanistan and Iraq?Where in God’s name were these so called “Islamic” warriors at when the people of Iraq and Afghanistan were being butchered in the millions by the Kufar? All of a sudden these guy’s come out of the wood work to wage war on Assad yet they do nothing to free the lands of Islam from American-IsraHelli occupation. This Free Syrian Army surely is not made of Muslims and it surely is not Islamic since they are recieving help from the devil(akaUS,IsraHell, and NATO). If anything, the proper term for these people in the FSA would be Khawarij and Munafiqun. Apparently they haven’t been reading their Qur’an and taking it’s valuable advice:

    “O you who have faith (in Allah) do not take (such) Jews and (such) Christians as your friends and allies who themselves are friends and allies of each other. And whoever from amongst you turns to them (for friendship and alliance) now belong to them (and not to us). Surely Allah does not guide a wicked people.”

    (Qur’ān, al-Māida, 5:51)

    Certainly this type of Army will never free the lands of Islam and certainly not Al-Quds if this is how they operate. The real Islamic Warriors are in Afghanistan trying to free their country from the Satanic armies of NATO and the U.S. and it is here from where the Black Flags of Khorasan will rise to liberate the Holy Land and they are presently fighting right now as we speak. The vast majority of this Army that will free the Holy Land will be primarily non-Arabs(Ajami) who will help Imam Mehdi and Jesus in their fight against Dajjal. They will come from the regions of Transoxania and Khorasan which includes the countries of Afghanistan,Iran,Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan,Tajikistan,Kazakhstan, and Pakistan.

    The Free Syrian Army are munafiqun for receiving help from IsraHell,US, and NATO which is waging war on Islam.

    Give news to the hypocrites that they will have a painful punishment. Do those who take the disbelievers as protectors, rather than the believers, hope to find power and strength with them? Power and strength belong entirely to Allah.
    Quran (Surat an-Nisa’, 138-139)
    The hypocrites are in the lowest level of the Fire. You will not find any one to help them. Quran
    (Surat an-Nisa’, 145)

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