Captured Hezbollah Militant Says 5 Sons Also Fighting in Syria

Rebel commander confirms arrest of 65-year-old Youssef Tawfiq Shbib in Damascus

A Hezbollah militant who was captured by rebels south of Damascus said he is the father of five more militants fighting in Syria, a field commander told Zaman al-Wasl on Tuesday.

Abu Nafea al-Dimashqi, commander of Duha al-Islam Brigade, said rebels had arrested Youssef Tawfiq Shbib, 65, near the Sayeda Zeinab shrine, south of the capital.

Shbib admitted that his five sons have also been fighting inside Syria.

Shiite fighters from all over the world have been joining Syria’s war, despite the Ithna ‘Ashariyyah ideology banning Jihad until the appearance of Imam al-Mahdi.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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