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Friday, November 17, 2006

Witnesses: Hezbullah bringing in weapons 'by the truckload' from Syria

Witnesses along the Lebanese - Syrian border say that weapons are being brought into Lebanon from Syria 'by the truckload' at night. The weapons are going to Hezbullah.

A Jerusalem Post correspondent near Baalbeck in the eastern Bekaa Valley "watched as a line of trucks and lorries several kilometers long built up at one crossing on the road from Lebanon into Syria. The trucks, en route from Beirut to Damascus, were laden with a mixture of goods: everything from construction materials to fruits and vegetables. But in the late afternoon wintry chill they were stationary; their drivers had disappeared and only the occasional soldier kept guard every few hundred meters."
"They don't move in the day," said Yusuf Saad, a taxi driver waiting at the border crossing.

Saad, who had watched this correspondent from the other side of the road for some time before signaling for me to come over, added that "It's much easier for them to drive at night." He nodded toward the distant Syrian mountain range.

"There's not so much traffic on the road. And I can tell you" - his voice dropped to a conspiratorial whisper - "they might be going in with produce, but they're coming out with weapons. They hide the rockets under the goods and that's how they're able to bring them into the country."
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