Hezbollah recruits non-Shiites for ISIS fight

Hezbollah, a radical Islamist movement, is recruiting Druze, Christian and Sunni men to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (File photo: AFP)

Hezbollah, a radical Islamist movement, is recruiting Druze, Christian and Sunni men to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Lebanese daily news website the Daily Star reported Wednesday.

The recruitment process, which is taking place in east Lebanon, is reportedly still ongoing.

The new recruits are offered weapons and trainings to “to counter the threat of ISIS and its affiliates.”

Lebanon is engaged in a battle against jihadists from ISIS and the Nusra Front along its northern and northeastern border with Syria

Hezbollah has not officially announced any role in Iraq, according to Reuters news agency.
Most recently, insurgents including members of Islamic State seized the town of Arsal at the Syrian border, battling the Lebanese army for five days before withdrawing with 19 soldiers and 17 policemen as captives.

 

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