While some political parties in Lebanon still insist that Syria is behind Fateh el Islam, top Lebanese Army officers repeated in the press conference, held by Minister of Defense today, that the militant group is part of Al Qaeda network. And that their investigations, so far, does not incriminate Syria.
Not only that, but that Syria actually provided the Lebanese Army with logistical assistance during its battle with the militant group. They explained that the Minister of Defense did not mention Syria in his speech, as he did with the other countries that provided help to the army, because the Syrian help was part of an ongoing agreement between the Syrian Army and the Lebanese Army dating to the era before Syrian troops left Lebanon in 2005.
Of course Syria does not need to be thanked, after all, what are brothers for.