4 Dead, 22 Hurt as Hizbullah Fights Syria Rebels in Border Area

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Clashes between Syrian rebels and Hizbullah on the Lebanese border have killed at least four fighters, a security official said Sunday.

The fighting erupted on Saturday in an undemarcated area of the frontier between Qalamun in Syria and Arsal in Lebanon’s Bekaa region, the Lebanese official told Agence France Presse, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"A Hizbullah fighter was killed and 12 were wounded on Saturday night," he said. "The fighting intensified on Sunday evening with three Syrian fighters killed and 10 wounded."

Meanwhile, Lebanon’s National News Agency said the bodies of three Syrians killed in the clashes and 10 wounded fighters were transferred to a field hospital in Arsal.

The long and porous border is often used by smugglers, refugees and fighters.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said: "It appears Hizbullah launched the attack in a bid to finish off the pockets of rebel resistance."

Arsal and the area around it are largely sympathetic with the Sunni-led uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In April, Syrian forces backed by allied fighters from Hizbullah retook control of most of the Qalamun region.

But Syrian activists say hundreds of opposition fighters have taken refuge in the caves and hills in the border area, using it as a rear base from which to launch attacks inside Syria.

Last month, Lebanese Army forces carried out raids in the area targeting militants with ties to "terrorist groups", an army statement said at the time.

Comments 24
Missing ArabDemocrat.com 13 July 2014, 23:12

Supporting the criminal Assad regime is part of Hizbollah mission to support the Palestinians in Gaza. What a shame! Our hearts are with the people of Gaza and Syria against all the forces of darkness - from Iran to Tel Aviv.

Thumb eagledawn 13 July 2014, 23:18

God just answered geha's prayer of yesterday! Body bags and more body bags for these baby killers, these farsi criminals, these sectarian murderers. Excellent news!

Thumb skeletor 13 July 2014, 23:25

The new wing is filling up pretty quickly. I was expecting them for a few days now.

Thumb ice-man 13 July 2014, 23:23

How sad... how depressing.... how traumatizing..... these heroes were riddled with bullets or even slaughtered while they were defending us from terrorism. Sorry, I have very strong feelings about this...

Default-user-icon PanzerGen (Guest) 13 July 2014, 23:47

From my outsider stand point Assad protects all minorities. And Hezbollah is just repaying Syria for its support of the organization from years past.

Thumb ice-man 13 July 2014, 23:57

@parra-reel: If people don't know you the way I do, they might think you are sectarian. I care about you...

Thumb ex-fpm 14 July 2014, 00:03

parra, which umma is it that nassrallah always talks about defending? Is it the shia or sunni umma? I have always maintained it is the shia umma.

Default-user-icon tony (Guest) 14 July 2014, 00:03

ohhh yes...go and stay there. Lebanon is NOT part of any Oumma...15 years of civil wanr and you do not get it yet ?

Thumb galaxy 14 July 2014, 00:14

It is Syrian freedom fighters versus invading sectarian terrorists more like it.

Thumb liberty 14 July 2014, 00:23

funny yeah, they go to their country Syria and kill them and then have the audacity to call them terrorists on their own soil.

Thumb lebpatriot2333 14 July 2014, 00:43

Not a chance terrorist

Thumb cedre 14 July 2014, 00:38

Hizbcaptagon thug got captured near Homs.

https://twitter.com/mabdi000/status/488065407254003713/photo/1

Thumb cedre 14 July 2014, 03:19

they dont have religion, they are not shias, just khomeynist drugdealers...

Thumb cedre 14 July 2014, 03:20

haboub since u support khamenei's minions, what are u waiting to go to qalamoun ? I'll pay my cousin to drive to the border by taxi/service...

Thumb cedre 14 July 2014, 09:36

no isis in qalamoun, jn+fsa only...

Thumb cash.puppet 14 July 2014, 14:54

listen to cedre, he is the expert on crazy "sunni" groups.

Thumb cedre 14 July 2014, 15:21

compared to ignorant like u fd, i'm indeed an expert in lots of subjects...

Thumb ex-fpm 14 July 2014, 11:25

اعتمد البرلمان الإيراني قانوناً جديداً خلال جلسته التي عقدها الأحد، بأغلبية كبيرة يلزم فيه مؤسسي الأحزاب ومنتسبيها بالالتزام العملي والطاعة للولي الفقيه، أي المرشد الإيراني الأعلى علي خامنئي.
وجاء في الخبر الذي نشرته وكالة مهر شبه الرسمية، أن البرلمان الإيراني ناقش كيفية تسيير الأحزاب والفرق السياسية التي تعمل في إيران واعتمد قانونا يلزم فيه المؤسسين والمنتسبين على حد سواء بشروط أربعة أهمها الالتزام العملي للولي الفقيه.
ويتمتع الولي الفقيه في إيران بصلاحيات دستورية واسعة أهمها عزل وتنصيب رئيس السلطة القضائية والقوات المسلحة والإذاعة والتلفزيون بالإضافة إلى صلاحيات أخرى يعتبرها كثير من المعارضين بأنها احتكار للسلطة.

Default-user-icon PanzerGen (Guest) 14 July 2014, 11:36

To administrator and to your bias newspaper,

you are just fooling yourselves.

I posted a legit comment and you dont post. Bunch of ignoramous evil satan worshippers.

Thumb cash.puppet 14 July 2014, 14:51

Just the usual PanzerGen. Its one user posting under 2385423742 accts, moderating everyone and liking his own posts, and downvoting any post that isnt a zombie Wahhabi Zionist. Welcome to Naharnet! Freedom !!! YEAAA

Missing Cloudhopper 14 July 2014, 15:45

No they are not, they are just typical lebanese

Thumb cedre 14 July 2014, 15:22

for what ? oil ? olive oil like ?

Thumb cash.puppet 14 July 2014, 17:17

to get rid of HA cedre, surely you know that.

Default-user-icon Loubnany (Guest) 14 July 2014, 18:13

Ultrahabib,
I don't remember Syria firing anything on Israel, they always wait " for the right time and the right place for a painful retaliation, " which has not come yet.
The last time that they fired on Israeils was during 1983-84 war on top of Bekkaa on Israeli fighter planes. Thank you.