Reports of Amal Movement sending fighters to Syria

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The Lebanese army announced on Sunday that it would not fight in Qalamoun, the Daily Star reported, while claims surfaced elsewhere in the Lebanese media that the Shiite political party Amal had started sending fighters to the Lebanese-Syria border region. The Lebanese army is “limited to dealing with attacks on Lebanese sovereignty,” a Lebanese general was quoted as saying in a statement published by the Daily Star Sunday. Meanwhile, the Lebanese newspaper al-Janoubia published pictures of trucks mounted with machine guns and the flag of the Amal Movement, claiming the party had started sending supporters to fight in Syria’s side of the Qalamoun mountains. The reports come as regime forces reinforced by Hezbollah continue to attack rebel positions on the Syrian side of the Qalamoun mountains.