The forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad thwarted an attempt by “terrorists” to infiltrate into Syrian territories on Saturday, state-run SANA news agency reported, announcing the death of two of the group members.
According to SANA, the “terrorist group” was sneaking into the town of Tall Kalakh near the border with Lebanon.
“The Syrian forces thwarted an attempt by terrorists to enter its territories in an ambush in the town of Tall Kalakh,” the news agency added.
It pointed out that two of the group's members were killed in the ambush and the army confiscated the weapons in their possession, while the rest of the “terrorist group's” members were able to flee.
Lebanon and Syria share a 330-kilometer border but have yet to agree on official demarcation.
Meanwhile, The Free Syrian Army announced the death of ten Hizbullah members who were trying to infiltrate into the fields of al-Qusayr.
According to VDL (100.5), the FSA announced the death of Hizbullah fighters in an ambush in the town of Qusayr in Homs near the border with Lebanon.
On Tuesday, Syria's opposition National Coalition demanded Lebanon to control the border and secure the withdrawal of Hizbullah fighters from the neighboring country, warning that 30,000 civilians in the rebel-held town of Qusayr faced an "extremely dangerous situation."
Hizbullah, an Assad ally, has dispatched its fighters to battle alongside regime troops in the Qusayr region.
Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah declared that his party "will not hesitate" to help the Lebanese residents of Qusayr in their confrontation with Syrian rebels.
"30,000 Lebanese Muslims and Christians were targeted, torched and prevented from going to work" at the hands of Syrian rebels in Qusayr, Nasrallah said.
The area is of key strategic importance because it runs along the border with Lebanon and is near the route running from Damascus to the coast.
Hizbullah says that its members who are fighting in Homs province are Shiite residents of Syrian border towns engaged in self-defense against rebel forces.
Fighting in the area has spilled over into Lebanon, with rebels targeting border towns inside Lebanon in response to Hizbullah involvement in the conflict.
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