Syria Opposition Says Hizbullah Fighters Massing in Qusayr: We Don't Want Nusra-Hizbullah Confrontation

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Syrian regime forces are massing in the countryside of Qusayr city near Homs, backed by Hizbullah groups, in a bid to storm into the “strategic” Tal Qadesh area, a Syrian opposition member claimed on Thursday, urging Lebanon to stop “Hizbullah's interference in Syrian affairs.”

“Major reinforcements for Hizbullah and the Syrian army are massing in the western countryside of Homs and shelling with multiple rocket launchers and MiG warplanes intensified today in preparation for storming into the area and controlling Tal Qadesh,” Mouayed Ghizlan, member of the general secretariat of the opposition National Council, told CNNArabic.

Ghizlan said the Tal Qadesh hill sits at an elevation of more than 200 meters above sea level, noting that it contained fortified positions for the regime's army which recently fell into the hands of the rebel Free Syrian Army.

If the regime manages to regain the area, “it will be able to target any point between Homs and the Lebanese border,” Ghizlan added.

The Syrian dissident said the area's residents confirmed the presence of Hizbullah members after they “saw them with their naked eyes” in the vicinity of Tal Qadesh, which is inhabited by 5,000 people.

Ghizlan added that several FSA brigades have headed to the area from Qusayr and Homs, noting that “they will face difficulties in repelling the assault due to the length of the 4-kilometer frontier and their lack of medium- and heavy-caliber weapons.”

Addressing Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam, Ghizlan said: “We welcome everyone who believes in the Syrian people's freedom and call on him to prevent Hizbullah's members from interfering in Syrian affairs and invading Syrian territory, and every effort in this regard will eventually help restore Lebanon's sovereignty, which was usurped by Hizbullah, in addition to strengthening ties between the two peoples.”

Asked about the stance of the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front on the battles in the area, Ghizlan estimated that hundreds of Nusra fighters were deployed in the region, saying they will likely show up and confirm their presence.

“We are not looking forward to a confrontation between al-Nusra Front and Hizbullah and we also don't want to endorse the international stances on the Front, which has been labeled as terrorist. We rather say that we salute anyone who fights on our side against the regime while stressing our national constants and seeking the rise of a new Syria that embraces everyone,” Ghizlan added.

A bomb allegedly signed by al-Nusra and directed against Hizbullah was found Wednesday in Hay al-Sellom area in Beirut's southern suburbs.

Slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hizbullah were written on it.

“May Bashar Fall. Death to Hizbullah. Al-Nusra Front.”

Comments 36
Missing gabby14 11 April 2013, 21:59

The Hezz will only bring hell to Lebanon.

Thumb shab 11 April 2013, 22:13

Filthy militia

Thumb chrisrushlau 11 April 2013, 22:21

I predict this story will not get much play, because any time you mention Hezbullah you draw attention to the racist constitution of Lebanon where the Christian minority dominates via the Taef Accord and the National Pact. In fact, Lebanon is not a state, but is part of France.

Thumb ashrafieh 12 April 2013, 00:57

I actually agree with you! The Taef Accord is illegal and should be thrown out! The Majority Christians should have the pre-Taef powers... Fact, Israeli Arabs in those slums we can refugee camps are not Leb... Syrians in Lebanon are not Leb... Iranians and other Arabs in Lebanon are not Leb!! Fact, the expatriates are Leb...
Fact under Christian dominance Lebanon prospered and was known on the world stage as being the 'Switzerland of the middle east' and Beirut as "Paris of the middle east"... The only thing that stopped this great time was the Israeli Arabs and there local traitors.
Under Xlim dominance Lebanon is known as a state that holds terrorists… It’s not attractive to many tourists (Besides expats visiting family) because every summer when we think we’ll make our money, what happens? Some retarded Mlim group block roads with burnt tires, they kidnap someone, they come out with ridiculous statements against the West and scare of potential tourists!!! See the difference?

Missing canadianadam 12 April 2013, 05:09

Uhhhhh census anyone lol??!!??

Thumb chrisrushlau 11 April 2013, 22:21

I predict this story will not get much play, because any time you mention Hezbullah you draw attention to the racist constitution of Lebanon where the Christian minority dominates via the Taef Accord and the National Pact. In fact, Lebanon is not a state, but is part of France.

Thumb Lebanon4life 11 April 2013, 23:42

what about the lebanese expatriates aren't they a part of Lebanon ? About 70% of them are christians so I think the Taef Accord is justified . By the way we should stop thinking as sects and begin to think as Lebanese. The abolishment of sectarianism in politics should be the ultimate goal but first people should begin to think in that direction.

Missing canadianadam 12 April 2013, 05:10

Have you been to Canada, the US, or Brazil. 80 percent of Canadian Lebanese are from the Bekaa...

Default-user-icon John Marina (Guest) 11 April 2013, 22:31

It is better to be part of France than a part of Wahabism and Qatarism ideology. Wake up get civilized

Default-user-icon Yodagum Vazalar (Guest) 11 April 2013, 22:53

That's the same Syrian opposition (ya 3ein) that claims no presence of al-Qaeda fi bilad al cham! wlak ya friggin 3ein 3 heik mosda2yeh. But hey, the Syrian regime has already fallen! If you don't believe me, just ask gabbaguybo666 and his mentor Dr. Arreet 7akeh.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 22:57

Syrian regime overstates the presence of foreign Jihadists for internal political reasons. The Syrian Armed opposition overstates the presence of HA so they can get more money from the West and their Arab puppets.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:05

HA should give up on the Syrian regime. I am sure they can have good relations with an Islamist Syrian regime (like the one in Sudan). If they are concerned about the Takfiris coming to Lebanon, let the Lebanese "state" and M14 deal with them. HA was created in 1982 to resist Israeli aggressors, not the Takfiris.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:06

HA should give up on the Syrian regime. I am sure they can have good relations with an Islamist Syrian regime (like the one in Sudan). If they are concerned about the Takfiris coming to Lebanon, let the Lebanese "state" and M14 deal with them. HA was created in 1982 to resist Israeli aggressors, not the Takfiris.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:06

HA should give up on the Syrian regime. I am sure they can have good relations with an Islamist Syrian regime (like the one in Sudan). If they are concerned about the Takfiris coming to Lebanon, let the Lebanese "state" and M14 deal with them. HA was created in 1982 to resist Israeli aggressors, not the Takfiris.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:06

HA should give up on the Syrian regime. I am sure they can have good relations with an Islamist Syrian regime (like the one in Sudan). If they are concerned about the Takfiris coming to Lebanon, let the Lebanese "state" and M14 deal with them. HA was created in 1982 to resist Israeli aggressors, not the Takfiris.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:06

HA should give up on the Syrian regime. I am sure they can have good relations with an Islamist Syrian regime (like the one in Sudan). If they are concerned about the Takfiris coming to Lebanon, let the Lebanese "state" and M14 deal with them. HA was created in 1982 to resist Israeli aggressors, not the Takfiris.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:07

HA should give up on the Syrian regime. I am sure they can have good relations with an Islamist Syrian regime (like the one in Sudan). If they are concerned about the Takfiris coming to Lebanon, let the Lebanese "state" and M14 deal with them. HA was created in 1982 to resist Israeli aggressors, not the Takfiris.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:15

Sorry, my computer getting stuck.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 12 April 2013, 01:04

Hey buddy. You only need to click the post comment once. If it looks stuck just refresh the page. F5 is a short cut for refresh browser. That should help stop posting the same comment several times. Also it's not your computer it's naharnet that is the issue.

Missing saddam 12 April 2013, 02:32

Nobody is denying that the tanks and planes came from the gulf countries and turkey,but who took the grand prize, America gave Iraq to the Shia and Iran on a gold plate. They killed over 1 million sunnnis in the past 10 years. Also forced people from there homes in an attempt to change the demographics just like in lebanon

Missing bigjohn 13 April 2013, 03:28

America's intention was NOT to give Iraq to Iran. The invaders tried to install an American puppet regime, but they failed miserably like they are failing in Afghanistan. It is called "unintended consequences". What worked in the 1950's no longer works in 21st century.

Missing saddam 12 April 2013, 02:37

Also if you were up to date with the events of the Iraq war. And the infamous fatwa that sistani gave for his followers that forbade the Shia to fight against the Americans. Nothing new though new, they always been traitors . And the war hezb Iran had with Israel was just to take people's eyes off the crimes the Shia criminals were committing in Iraq. Israel declared before the war that they want to push back hezb north of the litany river , and they accomplished this along with the bringing in of 50000 peace keeping force, that even a retarded person. Would know that only came for the protection of Israel. I can go on and on. And all you can reply back is how the Saudis or wahabbis, are ziOnists. I'm not here defending any government. I despise them but you can't see things clearly

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:14

Where did HA "killed children with knives and raped their mother". You are not an Iraqi Baathist or a Sunni nationalist. You are a stupid zionist or one of their collaborators.

Missing bigjohn 12 April 2013, 00:47

You probably the same person who Al-Kafi was. Al-Kafi portrayed himself to be a Sunni bigot...than at the end he was praising Geaga.

Missing bigjohn 11 April 2013, 23:17

Don't get too excited Benzona. Sooner or later, the fire will spread and climax at the Israeli colonial settlements.

Thumb ousama.ben.laden 12 April 2013, 00:11

لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم منتصزون و الله يشهد

Missing rudy 12 April 2013, 11:44

how are your scuba diving lessons coming along?

Missing bigjohn 12 April 2013, 00:37

We have here dead persons (ben laden and Saddam)talking. Why not make yourself real and be your self.

Thumb tonymartin 12 April 2013, 01:18

Let them all fight in Syria, aslong as it is not here in Leb.

Missing realist 12 April 2013, 07:51

HA while big in Lebanon is a dwarf in the Syrian context, I'm just being a realist. This is not a war where HA can kill 20 of his enemies and claim divine victory, this enemy will keep coming back at you for vengeance. The truth is that HA has opened a door to hell that will take many years to close.

Missing baba_oreily 12 April 2013, 09:02

10452

Thumb LebCynic 12 April 2013, 09:52

So let's get this straight........ FSA can invite, recruit and salute anyone that's willing to fight against President Bashar but the President can't seek help from anyone? This invention of Saudi, Qatari and salafi/wahabi being FSA spells the end of a moderate Syria al-qeida is openly calling for an Islamic state that will guarantee the eradication of Christians and anyone else that disagrees with their backward outdated views.

Missing saddam 12 April 2013, 12:23

You think Islam will eradicate Christians. You are wrong there, Muslims and Christians were living side by side under Islamic rule. You should go read the real history. People are scared of Islam, but your ok with the freemason devil worshippers. You think Islam is only about cutting people's hands and giving people lashes. I think people are manipulated by the media and Hollywood stereotypes. Atheists like Stalin and Mao killed almost 100 million people and they are glorified by people . America has invaded over 50 countries since it was founded and they still are it today. But people are living in la la land and are blinded to the truth

Missing rudy 12 April 2013, 17:48

really saddam? christians and muslims living happily ever after together?

one word: WHERE?

Thumb LebCynic 12 April 2013, 14:19

Why should Christians live under Islamic rule? Great argument eltigar, I'm a zionist........ The only zionists in the Middle East are the salafis/wahabis and co. Their entire agenda in Syria serves no one but the jews. al-qeida and al-nusra terrorists are a creation of the jews.

Missing realist 12 April 2013, 19:34

No one served the Jews better than the Assad family and there is 100,000 victims of evidence. The west is so confused how to keep Israel safe after those bastards are gone and hence the hesitance and indifference