Video Shows FSA Taking Control for First Time of Border-Crossing with Lebanon

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The Free Syrian Army succeeded on Thursday in seizing control for the first time of a border-crossing with Lebanon.

The army took control of the crossing that ties the Syrian town of Rankous to the Lebanese town of Tfeil, which lies in Syrian territory.

The Qadisiyeh brigade of the FSA aired a video of the army taking control of the crossing.

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Thumb lebanon_first 20 December 2012, 16:43

Small victory after small victory, then tipping point, then assad will be out. The syrian street is a tsunami that even mighty assad cannot overpower. And each rebel the chabbiha shoot or torture creates 100 foes to Assad.- Snowball effect.
The last representative of stalin on earth AKA Bachar Assad will soon be gone. And we will end up with a bunch of disgruntled islamists fighting liberals on which vision of syria will prevail... These will be called the post assad years...

Missing rudy 20 December 2012, 21:05

This boogey man rhetoric is getting old. Even if the extremist elements grow large enough to take control, you think it will happen?

Youre the one who says, this is all controlled by america. You think they want to replace assad by an unstable and hostile regime that could be unoredictable and jeopardize israel?

Grow up already

Missing peace 20 December 2012, 22:09

rudy : contradictions don t scare them, they are not afraid of being ridiculous as long as it fits their propaganda.....

Missing rudy 21 December 2012, 11:26

as if the assad regime was ever a threat to israel..

second, had they not wanted assad to stay, they would have taken a libya style approach. they kept support for the regime until it was obvious its fall was a matter of time.

third, to follow up on what i was saying in response to FT, even when assad is gone, it is unlikely the war will stop now. the opposition is only united by a hate for assad. when he goes, they will fight among themselves. thats not so hard to predict right now

Missing mohammad_ca 21 December 2012, 13:27

MOOOwaten anyone the Syrians will vote in will NOT support hizbocrap since they supported ASSad to the teeth, I am sure they will support Hamas since they stood with the revolution.

Missing greatpierro 23 December 2012, 16:11

Indeed Syria and by "contagion" Lebanon will go through a difficult post Assad phase.
Syria, because it is difficult to replace a bloody dictatorship by democracy especially that the islamists are currently growing in number and strength. Lebanon due to the stupidity of the Lebanese who are divided as ever and will take sides rather than unite.

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 20 December 2012, 16:57

@mowaten: 60% of the country is in rebel control, in the last couple of days most of the province of Hama fell to the rebels (outside of the city), the Yarmouk camp in Damascus is under rebel control. Every day Assad's controlled area gets tinier.

Thumb shab 20 December 2012, 17:09

Bad news for the filthy militia

Thumb lebfrcan 20 December 2012, 17:51

Anybody knows where that post is? close to which towns in lebanon?

Thumb lebfrcan 20 December 2012, 17:53

can not find Tfeil on Google map....

Thumb lebfrcan 20 December 2012, 18:10

I think it is opposite Baalbak where our territory protrudes into the Syrians'. Found these coordinates: 33.828145, 36.386418

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 20 December 2012, 17:52

explains why imbasile wants the border closed.

Thumb benzona 20 December 2012, 19:37

Allahu Akbar ;-)

Missing gabby11 20 December 2012, 19:59

The FSA is supposed to show a video soon showing the Hezz they were fighting. I can't wait to see it.

Thumb andre.jabbour 20 December 2012, 20:17

What a glorious day for the Free Army.

Default-user-icon ziad (Guest) 20 December 2012, 23:30

الى الوراء در ...

Thumb JabalElFersan 21 December 2012, 07:17

Yes, the Syrian people are another step closer to be ruled by conservatism Islamic rule!

Missing rudy 21 December 2012, 12:47

well, we had the assad army in that outpost and lebanese was receiving daily rockets, fire and shells from the syrian side.

so you are accusing the free syrian army of what the regime army was doing.

boogey boogey boo.. the ba3 ba3 is coming for you if you dont agree with us. thats what your arguments boil down to

Missing phillipo 21 December 2012, 13:59

With nearly all the world recognising the FSA as the legitimate government of Syria, why do you all keep refering to them a rebels?

Default-user-icon Wokando Laparcha (Guest) 21 December 2012, 14:04

With such border crossings that look more like some patch of land on a distant planet, I am not surprised that the warriors of Syria (and this reminds me of their warrior bros and brosettes of March 14 and Lebanon First Some Twenty-Two Damn Years Late) took such a... well... umm... duh... long time to take control of it? Again, this reminds me of how long it took March 14 warriors and their bros and bosettes of Lebanon First Some Twenty-Two Damn Years Late to realize that the best time to fight the Assad regime was after leaving Lebanon not before while they were two b..ts in the same "sh..tyen!" What a ruse plot! God bless such warriors!!! Bests.

Thumb benzona 21 December 2012, 16:10

Shat ap FT. Youre as sick as your sick boss.

Missing realist 21 December 2012, 20:34

And is the syrian regime a 'threat to israel' lol ? Wala da7aktni. The syrian regime is loved by the west precisely because it is not a threat to,israel and has kept the borders safe for record 40 years. Now this Threat to israel is firing scuds...not against the golan heights astagferulah but against its true enemy: the syrian people, and the sunis to be more precises. Similarly, hizbustan who has defacto became another gaurd for israel's border will soon unleash its arsenal against the sunis of lebanon