Rebels: 1,000 Hezbollah fighters invaded Syria
Fourteen Hezbollah men killed in past two days in battles over control of villages near Lebanon border
Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war continues to grow. Syria’s main opposition group claimed Sunday that no less than 1,000 Hezbollah men have entered Syria in the past 24 hours.
“It’s a coordinated ground invasion,” the Free Syrian Army spokesman said. “Hezbollah has started a war against us.”
FSA official: We will treat Hezbollah as merceneries
Deputy commander of the Free Syrian Army Colonel Malik al Kurdi told An Nahar Newspaper that what happened on the Lebanese-Syrian border, “confirms what we have been saying all along and that is Hezbollah and Iran are deeply involved in the suppression of the Syrian people and what happened confirms the depth of Hezbollah strategy in supporting a sectarian Wilayat al Faqih regime in Syria .
He added in a statement that was published on monday : “What happened reflects Lebanese government’s collusion, because the town of Qusayr was bombed from inside the Lebanese territory and for this reason we hold the Lebanese government and the UN Security Council responsible specially since we have warned the international community on several occasions of Hezbollah and Iran’s involvement.”
He went on to say : “We have our strategy and our plans to deal with the party, and there will be a timely responses,. We will repel the attacks and will treat Hezbollah as mercenaries.”
FSA clash w/ Hezbollah
DAMASCUS: Rebels pressed the “Battle of the airports” in north Syria, striking three key facilities, as the main opposition bloc on Sunday accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of fighting alongside its regime allies in Damascus.
Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi urged backing for an opposition offer of talks with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime after the UN rights chief called for international action against the Syrian leader.
Rebels Lay Siege to Al Neirab Military Airport as Aleppo Advance Continues
Hezbollah criticised for ‘attack on Syrian villages’
Syrian rebels and the opposition have accused the Lebanese Shea group Hezbollah of attacking Syrian villages.
The Syrian National Council (SYNC) said Hezbollah fighters attacked three villages near the Lebanese border in support of the Syrian government.
FSA spokesman Luay al-Miqdad called the alleged Hezbollah operation an “unprecedented invasion”, according to a report in the Lebanese newspaper An Nahar.
Hezbollah leader warns Israel against future aggression
Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the Lebanese resistance movement will defend the country against any possible attack by Israel.
“I warn Israelis, resistance will not be silent in case of aggression,” Nasrallah said Saturday during a speech marking the anniversary of martyred Hezbollah figures.
SYRIA REBELS ON OFFENSIVE
Rebels have pressed the “Battle of the airports” in north Syria, striking three key facilities, as the main opposition bloc accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of fighting alongside its regime allies in Damascus.
Beirut: The main bloc of the Syrian opposition on Sunday accused staunch Damascus ally Hezbollah of “militarily intervention” in Syria, calling it a danger to regional peace and security.
The Syrian National Council (SNC) said members of the powerful armed movement on Saturday attacked “three Syrian villages in the Qusayr region near the Lebanese border.”
The operation in Homs province led not only to “civilian casualties and the exodus of hundreds of people,” but also “stoked sectarian tensions” in the area, the SNC said in a statement.