Powerful Iraqi militia leader appears on Lebanon-Israel border
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Powerful Iraqi militia leader appears on Lebanon-Israel border

Qais al-Khazali tours area with Hezbollah, infuriating the Lebanese PM who orders him banned from the country

A Hezbollah observation post on the Israeli-Lebanese border, according to the IDF. Photo released on June 22, 2017. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
A Hezbollah observation post on the Israeli-Lebanese border, according to the IDF. Photo released on June 22, 2017. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

BEIRUT  — A powerful Iran-backed Iraqi militia commander has visited the Lebanon-Israel border expressing support for the Lebanese and Palestinians against the Jewish state.

Qais al-Khazali (Wikepedia/Creative Commons)

Qais al-Khazali of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or League of the Righteous, a group that staged major attacks against US troops before their withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, appeared in military uniform in a video while touring the border with Israel along with members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.

The visit was blasted by Prime Minister Saad Hariri who said in a statement that it was a violation of Lebanese law, adding that it happened six days ago. Hariri ordered that al-Khazaali be banned from entering Lebanon again.

The video was aired by Asaib Ahl al-Haq al-Ahd TV station Thursday night.

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