Iraqi militiaman visits Lebanon-Israel border

Iraqi militiaman visits Lebanon-Israel border

Hariri blasts visit; says it is violation of Lebanese law

BEIRUT: A powerful Iran-backed Iraqi militant commander has visited the Lebanon-Israel border expressing support for the Lebanese and Palestinians against the Israeli regime.


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Qais Al Khazali of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl Al Haq, or League of the Righteous, a group that staged spectacular 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 militant Hezbollah group.

The visit was blasted by Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri who said in a statement that it is 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 on Thursday night.