Syria Troops, Hizbullah Fighters Kill at Least 50 Jihadists in Qalamoun

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Syrian troops backed by Hizbullah fighters have killed at least 50 jihadists from the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front groups near the border with Lebanon, a monitor said Saturday.

The clashes raged through the night and into the morning on Saturday in the border region of Qalamun, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Among the dead were at least seven pro-regime fighters, including government soldiers and members of Hizbullah, which backs Syria's President Bashar Assad.

Regime forces recaptured most of the Qalamun region in April, with many rebel fighters withdrawing from the strategic area or slipping across the border in Lebanon.

But pockets of opposition fighters, including jihadists, have remained in the mountainous region.

Though the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front both have roots in al-Qaida, IS has formally broken with the group, while Nusra is its official branch in Syria.

Despite ideological similarities, the two groups are opposed and in conflict with each other in other parts of Syria, particularly in the north.

But in Qalamun, their fighters battled the regime and Hizbullah forces alongside each other, with support from some smaller Islamist rebel groups, the Observatory said.

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Thumb nickjames 02 August 2014, 13:54

Let the sectarian war continue. This isn't even a revolution anymore. The people's democratic aspirations have been sabotaged by terrorists be it Sunni or Shia.

Thumb nickjames 02 August 2014, 14:12

Yeah Southern, that's why they're using Shia militias to help them against an overwhelming majority of Sunni rebels.

Thumb ex-fpm 02 August 2014, 14:25

lol southern

Thumb galaxy 02 August 2014, 15:22

not all lebanese care about defending shia shrines in Syria and Iraq. Isn't that what nasrallah said were the reasons for his jihad in those countries...

Missing greatpierro 02 August 2014, 15:52

Southern, Hizbollah acting on our behalf. My ass.

Hizbollah is not representative of the lebanese, it is not elected by the lebanese not the lebanese have a say on its leadership or its policies.

Hizbollah obeys the tiranic Iranian regime when in Lebanon we are supposed to be a democratic country.

Thumb cedre 03 August 2014, 00:07

southern, we lebanese, have an army to protect us, we dont need u and ur iranian boyfriends. Go and die for ur ayadollars somewhere else.

Thumb gaby 03 August 2014, 08:46

re: southern@
Hizbullah (HA) is NOT acting on behalf of all the Lebanese. I repeat, the Lebanese do NOT support HA's incursion into Syrian territory and against the Syrian people. The Lebanese government and people do NOT condone HA's actions. Recent history reveals this was initially a covert operation by HA to support Bashar's regime. It is no longer a covert operation. The fact that HA is blatantly invading another country and murdering its people is NOT something the Lebanese support. HA has forever tarnished its credibility to the Lebanese and all of the Middle East.

Default-user-icon Eli (Guest) 02 August 2014, 14:03

Good HA. I just wish u were fighting under some other guises just to keep us Lebanese out of this filthy war

Thumb nickjames 02 August 2014, 14:09

Not even a month, a week* later. Bashar is not as strong as Saddam was. And the US made a fool out of Saddam.

Missing imagine_1979 02 August 2014, 14:20

No sectarian war?...
The guys fighting there are probably allian to the region, all came from chechenia or pakistian and no local fighters...
I was to think that the surian people took arms against the regime after deadly clash on peacfull protest and attrocities like hamza el khatib torture and assassination while under interogation by the syrian regime forces.. I was to think that some arab country sent money funding the rebels, and since nothing comes free islamic faction emerged (with the help of assad who let free in 2011 the now sham emire and around 700 other salafist (while keeping in jail the poor guy who's crime was to win a hourse championship against bassel el assad more than 15 y ago, now freed recently.. I was to think that assad was supported by lebanese uraky and iranian shiite milicias..
I was to think that assad managed to turn a popular uprising to a sectarian fight to be once again seen as protector of minorities..

Missing imagine_1979 02 August 2014, 14:20

But u r probably right, assad regime was loved by surian people and lebanese people to, it was a democratic, secular (but no civil code and civil mariage; secular a la libanaise..) and fair true socialist regime, (ask assad cousin who much they worked hard to get their fortunes..)
U must be right resistance, what could hv been wrong exepet that it was a zionist/wahabi/imperialist propaganda, u know just like israel assassinated hariri, kassir, hawi..most anti syrian regime figures..
Restistance, go have some chupachips man and elaborate on ur world conspiration theory 3a rawe2...

Thumb music66 02 August 2014, 14:22

Zulgoota

Thumb music66 02 August 2014, 14:23

I am not shia, actually just PRO human ( GOOD HUMAN ) but I agree.

Thumb music66 02 August 2014, 14:29

Anything is Better than IS, Al NUSRA and Groups related to Taliban, al qaeda. HIJaCKING Islam at the cost of Human life, power and the planners of this Divide of the middle east. I wouldn't be surprised if some were trained by Mossad, and of course Britain USA too.

Thumb ex-fpm 02 August 2014, 14:27

your broken record is getting old.

Thumb eagledawn 02 August 2014, 14:36

Who cares how many syrian rebels get killed. The only number I follow is how many HA terrorists vanished and I am sure there are plenty. Great news indeed:)

Default-user-icon Un (Guest) 02 August 2014, 15:41

57 I`d say...

Default-user-icon Lebanon.only (Guest) 02 August 2014, 15:45

We want more hizbshayton to be killed in syria. Keep them coming in boxes.

Thumb music66 02 August 2014, 16:11

Reply to Titan, Just because I am sunni doesn't mean I like wahhabi's, the likes of Al Qaeda , Al nusra, Hezbollah the IS or any other group.

What I am though Titan is A music lover , a lover of good humans regardless of their PERSONAL religious faiths may be. A lover of wild life and Nature. OH and I forgot lol a lover of sports . All these things IS don't like. Heeeeeee lol.

Thumb music66 02 August 2014, 16:41

Titan NO one except the Kurds and the Iraqi army which consists of sunni and shia soldiers is has stepped up and willing to confront IS in IRAQ.
As for the Zulgoota it is not meant directly to Hizbollah its directed to the GOOD RIDDENCE of IS and AL NUSRA. Ok.

I wish I could say that everybody gets along with one another and NO such groups exist but I cant which is a shame.
The real enemy if you want to know is Zionist ISRAEL.

Thumb kanaandian 02 August 2014, 16:19

that's a real divine victory.
TAKBEER!

Thumb music66 02 August 2014, 16:27

You see the great Israel plan is to get western nations to gather up fighters aka (Al Qaida and IS) from around the world and stir up the middle east to create hatred between sects of the islamic faith. To deter they eyes of the world from the massacres it is creating in palestine. A lot of middle eastern young men and men from Chechnya ,pakistan and who know where else have joined these Groups and which have created the chaos that ISRAEL, USA along with Britain planned to CONQUER and DIVIDE. NOW I ask you has their plan worked. Look at the state of the middle EAST.

Thumb kanaandian 02 August 2014, 16:55

lol, just paky-stan and chechnya (a neo wahabi state?) what about countries like: france, britain (especially), even canada and australia have sent some men to join ISIS. nonetheless, muslims have been slaughtering each other and minorities for many years.. but perhaps, never at this intensity. blaming will get you know where (or anyone for that matter). reform your relgiion as it's become a heinous one and join the rest of the world in peace and harmony, co-existence and civility.

Missing bigjohn 03 August 2014, 04:01

Circassian... you forgot what those who call themselves "secular" have done like Hitler. And, since Hitler no country have killed more Women and children than America...

Thumb skeletor 02 August 2014, 16:55

just received 9 yellow mujaheedine in the economy section of my kingdom.

Thumb sajad 02 August 2014, 18:58

Men of God has killed hundreds of terrorists see link for further reference.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=519262121541702

Thumb cedre 03 August 2014, 00:09

old video

Default-user-icon Lumpasso Diguey (Guest) 02 August 2014, 23:37

My condolences, GabbyMarch14. t3ish wa tekol atyab menna

Missing imperatrice 03 August 2014, 00:57

Men if God, seriously
My God says: "do not kill"

Thumb cedre 03 August 2014, 02:11

did u read old testament ?

Missing bigjohn 03 August 2014, 03:55

The Old testament who Christians and Muslims mostly follow calls for genocide against the natives. Why do you think I am agnostic?

Missing bigjohn 03 August 2014, 03:53

Well M14 supporters must be happy here ISIL, Al Nusra, and other Takfiri factions are united here fighting the regime (what is left of FSA are nowhere to be found). Those "shiites" who are helping the Syrian Secular Regime are not doing it because of religion, but politicas. The Alewites are as Muslim as the Mormons are Christians. The Alewites do not believe any one should pray five times a day and they celebrate easter and other Christian Holidays. Religiously, Shiites are a lot closer to Sunnis than Alewites.

The Baathists of Syria are the same as the Baathists in Iraq and they are secular (whether you like them or not). In their statements they NEVER mention sects, unlike the armed opposition who call on liquidating Alewites and other minorities in Syria.

Missing bigjohn 03 August 2014, 03:53

In the 1980's, ONLY the Ikhwan launched an uprising and no other groups supported them. Today, the armed opposition is made up of a small minority of Ikhwan and the rest are Takfiris. You have many minorities and secular Sunnis in Syria who allied themselves with the regime not because they love Assad, but they are afraid of the armed opposition.

Thumb gaby 03 August 2014, 08:53

That is actually very true. Bashar's father and his henchmen were given the green-light to move into Lebanon in exchange for supporting the United States against Saddam during the first Iraq war and keeping the peace with Israel. Bashar has kept his father's henchmen and prior agreements all in place. He is a coward. His wife and family all know it. We all knew it long ago. He was never cut out for the politics of the Middle East. Now he has made murder of himself and pity of his people. He should have remained an opthalmologist.

Missing dan90804 09 September 2014, 17:57

I despise hezboys Syrians /Iranians but in this war I praise them against Saudi turkey Qatar etc..... the main sponsoirs to terrorism including my dick obama