The Arab Islamic Council in Lebanon announced a 3,000 member strong resistance group to counter Hezbollah.
Hezbollah is backed by the regime in Iran.
Arab Islamic Council Secretary-General in Lebanon Sayyed Mohammed al-Husseini announced the launch of the Arab Islamic Resistance, a group rival of Hizbullah, aimed at confronting the enemies of Arabism.
Husseini, in an interview with al-Arabiya television network, said the group includes more than 3,000 “Mujahid from various military and development fields as well as the civil defense.”
Husseini said more than 1,500 men have requested membership in the group since the door for volunteering was opened.
He said the new resistance group “has number and equipment that would please both the friend and the brother and frighten the enemy.”
Husseini vowed a “lot of surprises,” particularly on the subject of weapons, uncovering what he called “Arabism rocket” which is made by the resistance. He described the invention as “distinct.”
Al-Arabiya said the establishment of the group came in a statement released by the Arab Islamic Council on Wednesday.