Syrian rebels said they were holding a group of kidnapped Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims, and accused some of the hostages of opposing their revolution against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, news channel Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. The insurgents added they would not start negotiations for the release of the hostages until the leader of Lebanese guerilla group Hezbollah, an ally of Assad's, apologized for a recent speech.At least part of the Sunni led insurgency against the Syrian regime are known to have connections to al-Qaeda in Iraq and other terrorist groups. Some but not all, that is if you really count these sorts of minor *distinctions.
Upon hearing the news of their capture residents of the southern suburb of Beirut, a Hezbollah stronghold where the hostages live, took to the streets in anger, burned tires and blocked roads.I for one think that a strait out fight between al-Qaeda and Hezbollah would be both in American interests as well as very entertaining.
They do exist, example Iraqi Kurds, where some are great, and good friends with US. Others, well not so much.
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