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Libya rebels move onto Syrian battlefield

By Jomana Karadsheh, CNN
July 30, 2012 -- Updated 1518 GMT (2318 HKT)

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Their war for freedom in
Libya may be over, but almost a year after they won the battle for the Libyan capital, a group of fighters have a new battlefield: Syria.
Under the command of one of Libya's most well known rebel commanders, Al-Mahdi al-Harati, more
than 30 Libyan fighters have made their way into Syria to support the
Free Syrian Army rebels in their war against President Bashar al-Assad's
Al-Harati, who commanded the Tripoli Revolutionary brigade -- which was the first group of rebels
to enter the Libyan capital last August -- has been in Syria for months
leading some of his former men and Syrian military defectors who have
joined his "Liwaa al-Umma" or "The Banner of the Nation" brigade.
Recent YouTube videos show at least two different Syrian rebel factio


Added: Jul-30-2012 Occurred On: Jul-30-2012
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