From The Daily Star in Lebanon, one of the best websites for news about what’s happening there and in Syria, Three Hezbollah fighters, 12 Syrian rebels killed in clashes:
Three Hezbollah fighters and 12 Syrian rebels were killed in fierce battles near Syria’s border with Lebanon, security sources said Sunday, as the Syrian opposition accused the party of “military intervention” in the neighboring country’s bloody conflict.
The fighting, the worst near the border with Lebanon since the uprising erupted in Syria nearly two years ago, underlined Hezbollah’s increasing involvement in the Syrian crisis. It also renewed fears of the Syrian conflict between government troops and opposition groups fighting to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad spilling over into Lebanon.
“In the past two days, 12 Syrian rebels were killed and 30 wounded, while three Hezbollah members were killed and 14 others were wounded in battles,” a Lebanese security source told The Daily Star.
From Now Lebanon, another good site, Hezbollah conducting ground offensives in Syria, rebels say:
Free Syrian Army spokesperson Louay al-Moqdad said that the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has been coordinating with the Syrian army and is now waging ground offensives inside Syria.
“For the first time [Hezbollah] is conducting ground offensives [in Qusayr] with the help of the arsenal stationed in Syrian villages and Lebanese border-towns that are under its control,” Moqdad said in remarks published by An-Nahar newspaper on Monday.
He added that the military operations of Hezbollah were lead by two of its officials, Mustafa Badreddine Din and Wafiq Safa.
Badreddine was indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
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