Syrian Activists: Several Hizbullah Members Captured in Muadhamiyat al-Sham

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The rebel Free Syrian Army on Friday captured a number of Hizbullah members in Damascus province following clashes, Syrian activists said.

“The Free Army has seized control of several posts west of Muadhamiyat al-Sham,” the opposition Local Coordination Committees, a network of peaceful Syrian activists on the ground, announced.

Rebel forces have detained "a number of members belonging to the (Abu al-Fadl) al-Abbas Brigade and Hizbullah," the LCC said.

The Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Brigade, which is fighting alongside regime troops, is a guerrilla group made up of Shiite fighters who hail primarily from Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.

It says that its objective is to defend Shiite holy shrines, particularly the Sayyeda Zainab shrine in Damascus, from any attacks by hardline Sunni insurgents.

Syrian regime forces backed by elite Hizbullah fighters on Wednesday managed to recapture the strategic town of Qusayr near Lebanon's border from rebel hands following a fierce assault.

Hizbullah chief Nasrallah had previously justified the group's involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites in the Damascus province.

But during a May 25 speech marking the 13th anniversary of Israel's military withdrawal from Lebanon, Nasrallah said the hardline Takfiris are the “most prevailing group in the Syrian opposition,” warning against a defeat against them in the ongoing war in Syria.

He said: “If Syria falls in the hands of the Takfiris and the United States, the resistance will become under a siege and Israel will enter Lebanon. If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost.”

Comments 19
Default-user-icon Zouhair (Guest) 07 June 2013, 20:28

Very good job show them from where the fish pee :) and send them back in plastic bags

Missing sanctify 07 June 2013, 22:12

In the past 2 years, thousands have crossed into Syria through the Lebanese, Iraqi, Turkish and Jordanian borders. Wasn't Sheikh Asir in Qusayr a month or so ago proud of firing at enemy forces?

Missing zehlaway 07 June 2013, 22:19

To: independence, Hey man let them cross.. I hope they all do... China will be making more of those yellow bags soon. I do hope Nassrallah crosses too... The more they cross the better off Lebanon will be.

Thumb dagger 07 June 2013, 22:27

@sanctify: Yes, you are right. Assir went there to fire at the enemy as you rightfully stated. But, how come the enemy (HA) happened to be there first?

Missing gabby14 07 June 2013, 22:58

When the Hezz attack display their heads on stakes.

Thumb condor 07 June 2013, 23:00

genitals even better

Thumb Senescence 07 June 2013, 23:18

Despicable. The both of you.

Missing sanctify 07 June 2013, 23:08

I never said anything about Future. Just wondering what's the difference of radicals, be them shiites or sunnis, fighting in Syria. Now that HA are crossing, I'm hearing calls for tighter border control by the same people who facilitated the crossing of fighters over 2 years.
In any case, I look at the whole picture in the Middle East and I don't understand the fact that after so many threats that the US issues against Iran and axis, they still have not taken any action against them, neither in Iran, nor in Syria and Lebanon and have given Iraq to the Shiites thus strengthening the Iran axis. While the US keeps on hitting the sunni interests more in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and everywhere else in the muslim world and I really doubt that they will take any action in support of the FSA.

Default-user-icon Will (Guest) 07 June 2013, 23:50

Send a nose, an ear, a foot to Nasrallah.

Thumb primesuspect 08 June 2013, 00:02

Jajajaja u crak me up

Thumb primesuspect 08 June 2013, 00:10

Kill the terroristas. There's no food supplies 4 them.

Missing realist 08 June 2013, 00:18

The US and Israel wants the inter islamic war and Hezbollah is playing right into their hands: minorities armed to the teeth against majority lightly armed and therefore the stalemate. Meanwhile Russia and Iran are slowly sinking into the Syrian quagmire so really why would the US interfere?? This is all music to Israeli ears and pretty much costs next to nothing. The real scapegoats are the youngsters of Hezbollah dying in vain and earning the wrath of the Arab for decades to come. The Syrian people can not be defeated just like Israel could not defeat the people in the south, looks like it's gonna take us so much death and destruction to figure this one out.

Missing realist 08 June 2013, 03:58

Doesn't care = Islamic civil war, if it wasn't in Israel interest it would have been dropped before it had the potential to start. The US would sell the weapons to the gulf that fears Iran, like I said rebels are not gonna be armed otherwise the balance would tip quickly: after all they had 60 percent of Syria with little weaponry. There's no doubt that Israel wants Islamic civil war and thrives on sectarianism. Arrangements could be made for it'd borders. Hezbollah in.the south and Jordanian supported FSA in daraa, that is not impossible

Missing realist 08 June 2013, 04:00

There's no conspiracy, the problem is deep within our societies. Doesn't take much to exploit. Religion had the potential for thousands of years of war

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 08 June 2013, 06:23

Hopefully the Syrians will clean the Lebanese trash for us.

Missing maroun 08 June 2013, 06:50

hang the idiots and leave them to rot

Default-user-icon Ofandelor Durashti (Guest) 08 June 2013, 10:04

Between holding ground in al-Qusayr and capturing Hizbullah fighters, these rebels surely cannot count their achievements anymore as evidenced by their hallucinating spokespersons who are filling the airwaves! This is further evidenced by the orgasmic comments of the NostraDamsels here and elsewhere! al kaf bi ra2beton w3am ybare3to kamen! What a travesty!

Thumb cityboy 08 June 2013, 18:10

1phoenix, plz drop the arrogance. Funny how you forget to mention how many christians still desire and accept France as the mother or vangaurd of Lebanon. What about those christians that would in a heart beat allign with Israel if it meant the return of christian domination of Lebanon. I too hate to sound sectarian because I am the last person to accept sectarianism. Phoenix, you need to come down from your high chair and admit that all factions in Lebanon have made mistakes and continue to do so including your Geaga. You need to begin to see more good in others than frown on the bad, The vast majority of muslims and christians in Lebanon are honorable citizens and want the best for each other and the country as a whole. Enough with the doom and gloom phoenix.

Thumb cityboy 08 June 2013, 18:10

1phoenix, plz drop the arrogance. Funny how you forget to mention how many christians still desire and accept France as the mother or vangaurd of Lebanon. What about those christians that would in a heart beat allign with Israel if it meant the return of christian domination of Lebanon. I too hate to sound sectarian because I am the last person to accept sectarianism. Phoenix, you need to come down from your high chair and admit that all factions in Lebanon have made mistakes and continue to do so including your Geaga. You need to begin to see more good in others than frown on the bad, The vast majority of muslims and christians in Lebanon are honorable citizens and want the best for each other and the country as a whole. Enough with the doom and gloom phoenix.