Editor's Note: Reuters, which is the propaganda arm of the Western Ruling elites, identifies these Libyan and other Muslim / Arab Murderers and Terrorist Mercenaries as 'Fighters'; implying that they are freedom fighters. First of all why would they want to risk their lives in Syria or any other country? Don't they have families and homes that they need to provide for? It is not economically feasible for anyone to just drop everything and go marching across the world to bring freedom to other nations and peoples! So the only conclusion one can draw is that these 'Fighters' are being armed and paid for their warmongering activities, which would make them Mercenaries, which makes them 'Dogs of War', not Freedom Fighters. And they are on the payroll of Western powers, the USA and NATO. What people need to consider, if they ever wake up out of their slumber, is the fact that if NATO / USA are actively involved in overthrowing governments and fomenting wars, especially in the Middle East, then is it not conceivable that the madmen (and women) that control these organizations will one day light the fuse to World War III?___________________________________________________________________________
(Reuters) - Veteran fighters of last year's civil war in Libya have come to the front-line in Syria, helping to train and organize rebels under conditions far more dire than those in the battle against Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan-Irish fighter has told Reuters.
Hussam Najjar hails from Dublin, has a Libyan father and Irish mother and goes by the name of Sam. A trained sniper, he was part of the rebel unit that stormed Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli a year ago, led by Mahdi al-Harati, a powerful militia chief from Libya's western mountains.
Harati now leads a unit in Syria, made up mainly of Syrians but also including some foreign fighters, including 20 senior members of his own Libyan rebel unit. He asked Najjar to join him from Dublin a few months ago, Najjar said.
The Libyans aiding the Syrian rebels include specialists in communications, logistics, humanitarian issues and heavy weapons, he said. They operate training bases, teaching fitness and battlefield tactics.
Najjar said he was surprised to find how poorly armed and disorganized the Syrian rebels were, describing Syria's Sunni Muslim majority as far more repressed and downtrodden under Assad than Libyans were under Gaddafi.
"I was shocked. There is nothing you are told that can prepare you for what you see. The state of the Sunni Muslims there - their state of mind, their fate - all of those things have been slowly corroded over time by the regime."