Dozens of Kuwaitis "fighting Syrian regime"
Dozens of Kuwaitis are fighting with the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) after crossing from Turkey, the Gulf emirate's Al-Qabas newspaper reported on Sunday, citing the fighters' relatives.
The daily said that "dozens of Kuwaitis have crossed the Turkish-Syrian border with the aim of fighting alongside the FSA against Syrian regime forces."
Relatives of the fighters said they were in contact with them and that "there are large groups from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Pakistan" ready to join the armed uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime that broke out in March last year.
Calls to fight alongside the FSA have multiplied in recent weeks on online Islamist social networks in Saudi Arabia.
In response, the kingdom's top religious body issued an edict last week prohibiting Saudis from fighting against Assad's regime without prior approval from the government.
The FSA consists mainly of former troops who have deserted the regular army in protest against the government's bloody crackdown.
The Syrian government has long claimed it is fighting a foreign-backed insurgency, with Gulf monarchies supplying weapons and finance for armed rebels to destroy the regime.
The main source also says, the so called FSA gave those terrorists Syrian Citizen Cards (ID) just in case
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Two Jordanian Salafis have been arrested as they tried to cross the border into neighboring Syria to fight President Bashar Assad's forces, a security official and relatives said on Tuesday.
"Two men from the southern city of Maan were arrested Sunday on the border when they tried to illegally enter Syria," the security official told AFP.
He did not elaborate, but relatives of the men confirmed the two were jihadists.
"Omar Bazayaah and Khaled Khatib wanted to go to Syria seeking jihad against Assad's army and regime thugs," one of the relatives, who is also Salafi, told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"We have information that they are currently being interrogated."
In April, Jordan, which said it was hosting 120,000 Syrian refugees, arrested eight Sunni jihadis as they attempted to enter Syria.
Analysts have said foreign Sunni jihadis are fighting against Assad's forces, but their numbers were hard to assess.
Damascus has repeatedly charged that foreign powers, chiefly Gulf Arab states, are backing internal armed groups to topple Assad.
Salafis heading for Syria arrested in Jordan | Al Akhbar English