Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat According to a high level Syrian source security forces in Syria have apprehended over 1300 terrorist, from different Arab nationalities, mostly from the gulf, Tunisia, and Algeria, and that they have been handed over to security forces in their respected countries.
The source that spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, also stated that these terrorists entered Syria legally, because citizens belonging to Arab countries do not require a visa to enter Syria.
Asharq Al-Awsat has also learned that Syrian authorities have told their Lebanese counterparts that the delay of thousands of cargo trucks at the northern Syrian Lebanese border and the Bekka Valley is because of increased tight security measures.
The tight security measures have been put in place after two cargo trucks were found to be carrying explosives and weapons.
One truck traveling by way of the Bekka Valley was found carrying 100 kilograms of the explosive TNT. While the other truck, which tired entering from the northern boarder was carrying large amounts of weapons hidden in cement containers.