The Syrian government of President Bashar Al-Assad has accused foreign fighters, including members of al-Qaeda, of smuggling weapons into the country.
Even a government minister has said that members of armed groups including al-Qaeda have crossed the border into Syria illegally.
But Omar Bakri, a hardline cleric who Syria claims is the leader of al-Qaeda in Lebanon, said the group was not operating in the country.
Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from northern Lebanon.
Source: Al Jazeera