Shi'ite Hezbollah recruiting Christian, Druse and Sunnis to fight Sunni Islamists

The recruits are being offered training and a salary ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

November 12, 2014 12:49
ISIS and Hezbollah

ISIS and Hezbollah. (photo credit: REUTERS,ARAB MEDIA)

Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based Shi’ite terrorist group, is recruiting young Christians, Druse, and Sunnis in the northern and western Bekaa Valley in order to counter Sunni Islamist groups, a Lebanese newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The recruits are being offered training and a salary ranging from $1,500 to $2,500, according to the report in An-Nahar newspaper, which is affiliated with the anti-Hezbollah Sunni-dominated March 14 alliance.

Al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani threatened attacks against Hezbollah in Lebanon last week.

"The real war in Lebanon is yet to begin and what is coming is (so) bitter that Hassan Nasrallah will bite his fingers in remorse for what he has done to Sunnis,” said Golani in an interview with the group’s media outlet.

Lebanon hosts around a million refugees from Syria's civil war and has seen violence spill over the border, with bombings in Beirut, fighting in the northern city of Tripoli, and rocket attacks on Bekaa Valley towns close to the frontier.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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