Hizbullah Sends Reinforcements to Reef Damascus amid Fears of Near Attack by Rebel Fighters

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Hizbullah has sent reinforcements to several cities in Reef Damascus amid reports of a possible attack on the region by the Syrian opposition's fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

"Hizbullah continues to send reinforcements to areas in al-Qalamoun plains and to the surroundings of al-Zabadani (50 kilometers northwest of Damascus),” the Observer announced in a statement, noting that this might be part of a plan for an attack on the region by the Syrian regime's forces aided by Hizbullah.

Informed sources have told the Saudi daily Oqath that the bodies of three Hizbullah fighters have recently been transferred to Lebanon from the neighboring country.

The fighters had died in an operation launched by the Syrian rebels against party posts in al-Qalamoun, according to Oqath's article, which was published on Saturday.

"The losses of lives among Hizbullah fighters have increased significantly after the Syrian army retook control of al-Qalamoun,” the sources said, remarking that this might have been due to the geography of the region “especially in the Arsal al-Ward area which is difficult to completely seize.”

"Hizbullah leaders are now mapping plans to deal with the situation (in al-Qalamoun), especially amid fears of a possible large attack by Syria's opposition in the coming few weeks,” they added.

Fighting continued in al-Qalamoun between the Damascus regime forces, aided by Hizbullah, and the opposition's fighters despite the “fall” of the region in the government troops' hands.

In June, 10 Hizbullah fighters died while taking part in the ongoing Syrian war, most of whom were killed in an attack by the oppositions' fighters in the town of Rankous in Reef Damascus.

These reports were confirmed on websites affiliated with the Syrian opposition and with Hizbullah, which also revealed the fighters' identity.

Hizbullah had announced more than one year ago that its fighters are taking part in the ongoing war in neighboring Syria to defend the country against the Takfiri threat.

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Comments 20
Thumb ex-fpm 12 July 2014, 18:54

HA does not really care what happens to Lebanon, its economy, or its people. How can we have security in our country when this party sends its militants to fight and kill in another country. This is insane...!

Thumb popeye 12 July 2014, 19:06

The terror party openly sends its terrorists to Syria to commit atrocities against civilians in defiance of the dissociation policy and the Baabda declaration. They are taking the country to the brink of chaos to satisfy their paymasters' sectarian agenda in Iran. May they all perish and never come back.

Thumb eagledawn 12 July 2014, 19:12

"Informed sources have told the Saudi daily Oqath that the bodies of three Hizbullah fighters have recently been transferred to Lebanon from the neighboring country."

The more the merrier. Good riddance and please send more..

Thumb geha 12 July 2014, 19:14

Dear GOD,

Please hear my prayer and send them all back in body bags. these are baby killers, and they deserve to meet with satan ASAP.

Thumb skeletor 12 July 2014, 19:52

All preparations have been finalized in a new wing set up specifically and ready to receive this new group of warrior reinforcements.

Thumb liberty 12 July 2014, 19:19

Sectarian and Fake resistance. Israel kills civilians in Gaza and HA kills civilians in Syria.. same agenda same means.

Thumb sevilla 12 July 2014, 19:25

Yallah HA pile it up and then complain about terrorism in Lebanon, Bravo!

Thumb galaxy 12 July 2014, 19:32

This country is a joke, seriously. How do the LAF allow these terrorists to cross into Syria in full military armor. I read today there are more than 10,000 arrest warrants in Tripoli based on false vindictive informants and here our army allows HA to go to Syria unhindered.

Thumb shab 12 July 2014, 20:46

Filthy murdering militia

Thumb cash.puppet 12 July 2014, 21:30

Stop talking to yourself and loking your own posts... Where the 3asfooriyeh at, the schizo is on the loose again

Thumb cash.puppet 12 July 2014, 22:11

And your point being?

Thumb cash.puppet 12 July 2014, 23:22

Your point being?

Default-user-icon david wehbe (Guest) 12 July 2014, 22:51

I have a great idea. I think Syrian Resistance should ally with Israel.

Thumb ice-man 12 July 2014, 23:02

I miss Mystic, I hope he has not been posting under a different name:)

Thumb eagledawn 13 July 2014, 10:58

he is with the 'resistance_m8' studying medicine.

Thumb ice-man 12 July 2014, 23:04

nothing

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 13 July 2014, 01:31

Are we going to see HA forces deployed in Iraq to defend Shiaa holy shrines or are the ones in Syria the only Shiia shrines worth defending. Hipocracy has no limits with this party.

Thumb Tony.Farris 13 July 2014, 02:27

aren't you suppose not to smoke in Ramadan?

Thumb sevilla 13 July 2014, 07:39

heretics can smoke.

Thumb kris 14 July 2014, 16:31

Rawha bala raj3a Inchallah!