Snowstorm Slows Hizbullah-led Advance in South Syria

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Regime troops shelled rebel-held villages in southern Syria Thursday, as a snowstorm slowed an advance led by Hizbullah near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitor said.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the army shelled Jizeh and the west of Atman village in the southern province of Daraa.

Battles raged on in several parts of Daraa, pitting rebels and a local al-Qaida affiliate against Hizbullah and their Iranian and Syrian allies, said the Observatory. 

"Despite the fighting, the Hizbullah-led advance was forced to slow down by heavy snow in the area," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

The reports come on the fifth day of a major Hizbullah-led offensive in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, as well as the west of Damascus province.

The area is important because of its proximity to Jordan, Damascus and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

In recent days, pro-regime troops have seized a string of villages and strategic hilltops that rebels and the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front had been holding for around a year.

This week, for the first time in Syria's war, state television acknowledged that President Bashar Assad's army is fighting alongside Hizbullah and Iranian officers in its bid to crush a nearly four-year rebellion.

The Observatory's Abdel Rahman told Agence France-Presse on Thursday that 300 elite Hizbullah fighters are deployed on Syria's southern front.

"This really is Hizbullah's battle," he said.

On January 18, six Hizbullah fighters, including a senior commander, and an Iranian general were killed in an Israeli air strike in Quneitra.

Comments 24
Thumb justin 12 February 2015, 21:01

"The Men Of God" are spreading their twisted version of God's words.

Thumb Mystic 13 February 2015, 16:14

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-rebels-call-on-Israel-to-bomb-Hezbollah-Iran-Syria-positions-390896

Thumb joebustani 12 February 2015, 21:07

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts pain and suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb eagledawn 12 February 2015, 21:21

The Observatory's Abdel Rahman told Agence France-Presse on Thursday that 300 elite Hizbullah fighters are deployed on Syria's southern front.

There is nothing elite about these uneducated sectarian terrorists. It looks like there are many shia villages and holy sites in Daraa and near the Jordanian and Israeli borders that need defending!

Missing humble 13 February 2015, 01:32

Ebola and Quds are trying to link Kuneitra to the Governorate of Nabatiyeh....
Guess why????

Thumb Mystic 12 February 2015, 21:26

Naharnet put this headline, as if it were a blessing. No wonder Naharnets sympathy towards Isis & Nusra is so obvious.

Missing peace 12 February 2015, 21:55

you are really a sick boy... why telling facts is now being pro isis? why don't you say that God is pro isis as he slows down hezbi advance because of the snow? or is it forbidden to talk about what is bad for your divine propaganda?

this article is neutral in case you do not know how to read iliterate boy...no blessings in the headline other than in your twisted idiocy...
pityful boy....

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 12 February 2015, 22:18

ISIS does not have presence in those areas. Mystic - stop the lies.

Thumb Mystic 12 February 2015, 22:27

It's a fact you are a takfiri peace, your love for Al Nusra/Isis is unlimited, you would happily cut the throats of LAF soldiers if you had the chance.

Missing peace 12 February 2015, 22:54

miss tic is even stupider than i thought... he reached the bottom and is still digging...

pityful boy...

Default-user-icon hassan al nass nass (Guest) 12 February 2015, 21:29

i can assure you on the tomb of my son hadi and on the integrity of zeynib and the conscience of imamu ali that we are here to protect lebanon and not the shias.

free Bahrain
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Thumb freedomarch 12 February 2015, 21:29

God bless our moderate M14 Lebanese citizens who love life, wwant peace and look forward to happy and prosper fellow citizens ... A president for all. NO lunatics please ;)

Thumb ParvizAmir 12 February 2015, 21:36

The Islamic Republic of Iran is sponsoring this magnificent advance of Iran's best aided by Lebanon's best to deliver a knockout punch to the enemies of freedom, democracy, and free speech. Iran will do what it takes to destroy the Zionist enemy and its surrogates. Total victory is near thanks to the vision of our Supreme Leaders Sayid Ali Khamanei and Sayid Hassan Nassrallah.

Thumb galaxy 12 February 2015, 21:43

It is the wish of every true Lebanese these criminals never come back alive. Back in Lebanon, the dialogue between HA and Mustaqbal resulted in the removal of a few photos so far. What a country and what a nation.

Default-user-icon dorian khoury (Guest) 13 February 2015, 06:35

we are indeed blessed with so many "people" and "persons" who have a "LOT" of common sense ya galaxy!

Thumb skeletor 12 February 2015, 21:49

Despite the snow storm, I have been receiving them by the truck loads. I opened up the West wing in anticipation and all my crew are working double shifts on double pay. The 58 I received so far are quite warm down here.

Default-user-icon talj talj (Guest) 12 February 2015, 21:49

The Zionists deploying their weather changing weapons!

Thumb marcus 12 February 2015, 21:57

The offensive is by more than 4,000 iranian revolutionary guards, hezbollah terrorists, and Shia Afghanis. Qassem Suleimani of the Qods Brigade is directing the offensive. I guess they are all defending Lebanon !!!

Thumb ashtah 12 February 2015, 23:02

This is what is called "Divine" terrorism that will no doubt result in counter "Divine" terrorism inside Lebanon.

Thumb saturn 12 February 2015, 23:37

Stalingrad will prevail!

Missing humble 13 February 2015, 01:31

Ebola and Quds are trying to link Kuneitra to the Governorate of Nabatiyeh....
Guess why????

Missing helicopter 13 February 2015, 04:32

This week, for the first time in Syria's war, state television acknowledged that President Bashar Assad's army is fighting alongside Hizbullah and Iranian officers in its bid to crush a nearly four-year rebellion.

It took them years to admit that Iran and HA are fighting alongside the Assad army. Will they ever admit that they have Lebanese prisoners in Assad's jails. Iran/HA/Assad have perfected the art of lying.

Thumb megahabib 13 February 2015, 16:20

Lol, this is the funniest piece of propaganda ever. I'm sure the "rebels" are immune to cold...

Default-user-icon jojo (Guest) 15 February 2015, 12:20

If only Nasrallah's bunch of backward islamists could stop being poodles to Israel (the same goes for the senile criminal Khamenei)!