Indonesian group says it sent fighters to Lebanon

A hardline Islamic group in Indonesia claimed Tuesday that 20 of its members had traveled to Lebanon to join the fight against Israel. It was not possible to independently verify the claim by the Islamic Defenders Front. Similar claims by hardline groups in Indonesia in recent years have proved to be false. Front spokesman Soleh Mahmud said the 20 men left Indonesia five days ago and are now undergoing training in Lebanon under the supervision of Hizbullah guerillas.