28 Hizbullah Fighters Killed in Qusayr, 70 Injured

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At least 28 Hizbullah fighters were killed in battles in the Syrian border town of al-Qusayr, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

"Twenty-eight members of Hizbullah's elite forces were killed in the clashes that have been ongoing since yesterday in the town of Qusayr," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told Agence France Presse.

Earlier, Abdel Rahman said 23 fighters were killed and more than 70 others were wounded in clashes Qusayr on Sunday.

Al-Arabiya satellite news channel had reported that around 20 Hizbullah fighters and 62 others wounded in battles in Qusayr were submitted to hospitals in Beirut.

The news channel said that the fighters killed in the battles included Hassan Faisal Shukur, who is the nephew of Lebanese Baath Party leader Fayez Shukur.

Others were identified as Mohammed Fouad Rabah, Ahmed Wael Raad, Mohammed Qaseem Abdul Sater, Radwan Qassem al-Attar, Hatem Hussein.

Meanwhile, Radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) identified 15 of the slain fighters as Abdou al-Moussawi, Hasan Hariri, Ali Masr, Rida Ashour, Hajj Ahmed Wael Raad, Mohammed Qassem Abdul Sater, Ridwan al-Attar, Hasan Shukur, Mohammed Fouad Rabah, Hatem Hussein, Abbas Mohammed Othman, Hussein Ammar Yaghi, Mohammed Khalil Shahrour, Abdou Salman and Mohammed Mazloum.

Qusayr is home to about 20,000 residents and has been besieged for weeks by Syrian government troops.

Opposition activists said Hizbullah members launched on Sunday the assault on the town along with President Bashar Assad's troops in the area.

Qusayr is strategically important because it is close to the Lebanese border and it links Damascus with the coast, where regime loyalists are concentrated. This includes Alawites to which the Assad family belongs.

Hizbullah sources told Agence France Presse on Sunday that at least four fighters have been killed in Qusayr.

Hizbullah is a close ally of the Damascus regime, and its fighters have been battling alongside the army in the Qusayr area for weeks, according to activists.

A handful of Hizbullah fighters killed in Syria have been brought back for burial in Lebanon, with senior officials from the group occasionally paying condolences in person to the families of those killed.

The Observatory said that at least 55 people were killed in Qusayr on Sunday, most of them rebels, excluding those Hizbullah fighters and regime soldiers.

Hizbullah leader sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has acknowledged that members of his movement are fighting alongside Syrian troops against the rebels seeking Assad's ouster.

The uprising, which began in March 2011, has left more then 94,000 people dead according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog.

Comments 80
Missing love4lebanon 20 May 2013, 09:50

Why bring them back to Lebanon.

Default-user-icon Freebird (Guest) 20 May 2013, 10:17

To hell with them and their gang

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 10:22

let them rot in hell.
now the enemy is the Syrian people?

Default-user-icon Karto Vollanti (Guest) 20 May 2013, 10:56

Yeah, the Syrian people from Yemen, Chechnya, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Libya, among other Syrian provinces!

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 11:34

whatever, what is hizbushaitan doing in Syria? is this their country?
go check a doctor to investigate your profusion to hide the truth.....

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 12:26

is 23 dead in one battle teaching the enemy a lesson...go check into a psychiatric hospital mowaten.

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 12:45

now FT is defending his boyfriend Mowaten..i thought been gay is punishable by the death penalty...idiots..

Default-user-icon Foshando Zubleidu (Guest) 20 May 2013, 20:20

The latest news is that there are 3 known Israelis (I mean Israeli Syrian cross-border compatriots, of course) that the supposed Hizbullah fighters are also confronting. How cruel and criminal it is to kill all these innocent Syrians who are flooding into their homeland from many remote Syrian provinces such as Yemen, Chechnya, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia... I never knew that Syria was actually the Syrian Empire of the United Kingdom with provinces spreading all over the globe wherever bearded S..ni crazies and their filthy Je..sh brothers live.

Missing phalangistes 20 May 2013, 10:48

3akbel el 100 :-)

Missing helicopter 21 May 2013, 04:23

Not ignoring the fact that HA fighters are well trained and ready to die for Nasrallah, but I must still moderate your bravado regarding their achievements. They are not in this battle alone, they are not even the main force in that battle. They are fighting alongside the regular army and Shabiha and supported by armored vehicles, tanks and air force. As the matal would say : ba2hsa btesnod khabye

Default-user-icon sajad (Guest) 20 May 2013, 10:52

Rebel sources inside Hezbollah?? If this is true then they must have killed at least ten thousands Alqaeda Israeli mercenaries.

Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 20 May 2013, 10:55

3a2bel el mallioun.. 3a2belak ya nasrallah ou ya nijad.. lezem maysallou 3alaykoun ya khawana el arab! aslan el irani mech 3arabeh!

Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 20 May 2013, 11:02

3a2bel el mallioun ya rabb!!!

Default-user-icon MOUSTAFA (Guest) 20 May 2013, 11:18

offcourse they will rise in peace. they are fighting against TERRORISM.LABAYKI YA ZEINAB. LABAYKI YA MAZLOUMA

Missing siyeseh 20 May 2013, 16:43

Lol sick.

Missing siyeseh 20 May 2013, 16:45

Zaynab (ra) can't hear you and nobody can hurt her nor is she in need of HA fighters to protect her.

Thumb sajad 20 May 2013, 11:19

Rebel sources inside Hezbollah?? If this is true then they must have killed at least ten thousands Alqaeda Israeli mercenaries.

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 20 May 2013, 11:26

Hope one thousand get minced to small meat there, and that once Bashar has been deposed the Hizb gets the full taste of the new regime in power!

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 11:40

amazingly m8 are gloating about massacres ... in Syria. sick.
let us see what comes next:
- look at a map, and notice where are Damascus, qusayr and the Syrian littoral.
you will start to understand what is going on in Tripoli, and why hizbushaitan is arming factions there.
apparently the next step will be for the Syrian regime to annex the north to their mini state.
we are up for a huge war engulfing Lebanon on a very large scale.
and still m8 are gloating at massacres.

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 12:01

traitor. this simple word defines you totally.

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 12:32

each time you speak, it is only lies that come out of your mouth :) you are proving to be an excellent pupil of your master.
go back to all my posts and you will see that from the start I have said let all extremists kill each other in Syria.
so do not try to spread lies and imagine things.
hizbushaitan are extremists to the teeth and they are traitors because they execute the orders of their Iranian masters. they are behind all extremism increasing in Lebanon due to their actions, assisted by the demented aoun who instigates sectarian hatred.
I have news for you: this will end up killing all of us and destroy everything good we know: does that make you happy simple mind?
keep routing for these sectarian extremists.....

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 12:34

it's delicious to hear they are being exterminated
I am happy you feel this way, and that you are saying it out loud:)
your true face is coming out: sectarian extremist.
this attitude that shia in particular are showing the rest of the Lebanese people in particular, will lead to the most devastating sectarian war ever.
keep it up brave sectarian extremist.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 20 May 2013, 19:45

The IDF gave residents of towns and villages warnings to evacuate and then bombed. You cried foul. And condemned their bombardment. Now you justify the same actions. Interesting.

Missing helicopter 21 May 2013, 04:31

Peace loving Baath and Hezb ......... you are so funny. If you are a Christian you need to go for confession for telling lies.

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 20 May 2013, 11:43

The Hezb started by sending pilgrims to Syria, then to hand over syrian dissidents seeking refude in lebanon, then defending lebanese villages, then chiites in Syria, then holy chiite shrines in Syria (according to Lavrov!), then openly supporting the criminals in power in Damascus.

Missing realist 20 May 2013, 21:03

'Spanked' lol, how on earth do you see all these casualties as 'spanking' , it looks like you're the one who got spanked. You are outright fighting muslim sunis, your true racist colors are shinning , so low, so immoral. The rebels have dead bodies of hizbala fighters, ' left behind' my ass, wars are not a joke and im sure many rational she3as including ha suporters are not too happy with this. It is only a matter of time before we see car bombs and suicide attacks in lebanon thanks to hebel like you. Search for the videos of dead ha fighters on youtube, what a shame to send young brainwashed kids ti fight their muslim brothers in the name of god.

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 20 May 2013, 11:43

With the Hairi murder saga the style is even more subtle: They start supporting the STL, then accuse Israel of killing Hairi, and display some bollywood-dahyé film production to back their arguments. Then turn against the STL: false witnesses (where are they today!), unconstitutionnality of the tribunal, then use of a political trick, the vetoing third in government to resist any progress in the STL inquiry, then elevate the 4 STL designated suspects to sainthood, then stage a coup d'etat and takeover under veiled threat the government helm, then form a unilateral M8 controlled government, only to ask for a consensual one today once booted out of office! Phew ! A thousand times Phew on those dirty filthy scumbags, foul players. Day will come soon where they'll face a full laundry list, from all the serial killing and terrorist murders in Lenanon and elsewhere, to their involvment in Syria !

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 12:38

amazingly my post got deleted! why?
I said that you need to look at a map to see what is going on and what hizbushaitan and the Syrian regime are planning for us: i.e. to annex the north.
they want to create the alaoui area with our north, and this is why hizbushaitan is involved in this fighting, and arming the alouites of jabal Mohsen and some extremists they bought.
however this will not happen and we will have a long civil war.

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 12:39

you need to look at a map to see what is going on and what hizbushaitan and the Syrian regime are planning for us: i.e. to annex the north.
they want to create the alaoui area with our north, and this is why hizbushaitan is involved in this fighting, and arming the alouites of jabal Mohsen and some extremists they bought.
however this will not happen and we will have a long civil war.

Thumb jabal10452 20 May 2013, 14:44

Geha, they can't annex the north. Too few Alawites, too many Sunnis and above all too many crazy Maronites (those, you can swallow easily but they would give you one heck of an indigestion, like the Bash said one day).

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 12:47

i hate war ..but this time i am looking forward to it..i can not see the shiite winning this one

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:24

you are the only sectarian here FT ..you should read your own post...i am a retard ...i don't support Aoun ..so that makes you a the Retard.

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 12:51

Mowaten /Ft ..this is a war the Syrian regime and the Hizb can never win .It will drag on for a while ,but it will be the end of both the hizb and the regime...Iran will follow ..and it will sent the Shiite in lebanon back hundred of years .

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 13:10

this will be the obvious outcome.
but meanwhile they are spreading death and destruction, and al that for what? just to get the virgins? let them shoot themselves up and go straight to hell. we do not need destruction.

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:26

i don't dream FT ..i am realist..so stop dreaming and get your self a proper job instead of spreading your childish propaganda.

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:31

are you calling your Hizb terrorists..there the ones returning in body bags .

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:52

FT you were born an idiot and you will die as one .

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:00

who were the traitors that supported the army in 1990..they are the same ones you are supporting right now...so you are the traitor..

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:22

FT ..you support Aoun and the Hizb..buy a dictionary and look up traitor..

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 13:58

as i thought FT you are illiterate ..you need picture illustration..isn't that the way they teach in kindy... i always thought you are still a child.

Missing siyeseh 20 May 2013, 13:34

So in every post you spread hatred and incite against muslims "sunnis" and now you claim that you don't hate? What kind of twisted taqiyya is this?

Missing ya_kord 20 May 2013, 14:21

@ FT stop lying you say you have a job and now you say you have a wife but you're on this site the most, how do you make time to please your imaginary wife? is she sleeping with your imaginary neighbour! you keep thinking its important to contradict others.... bro you have no life and you need to get laid!

Thumb jabal10452 20 May 2013, 14:53

Psst. I have a family and I run a company and I still find the time to show up here and post. It is called multitasking. It works. Besides, It gets my mind off business for just a little while. Plus its gives me the opportunity to influence opinion in a little tiny way. Cool stuff!

Default-user-icon Jared (Guest) 20 May 2013, 14:26

مزارع "الثلث المعطل" و تلال "القصير

Didn't they have another name for those??

Missing allouchi 20 May 2013, 14:29

Sayyida Zainab shrine is not in Al Qusayr...shame on you ya hizb irani that is dragging Lebanon in a foreign war...

Missing Cloudhopper 20 May 2013, 14:36

Mabrook to hizbo, inshala hundreds more 6ft under.

Thumb jabal10452 20 May 2013, 14:37

So basically Bashar is implementing a strategy that seems to work: Instead of spreading his forces thin in an attempt to recapture all the territory that fell to the rebels, he is focusing on securing the link between Damascus and the mostly Alawite coast. Thus the focused offensive on Qusayr. So if Syria is faced with a de-facto partition, the Alawite nation is secured within a contiguous territory. In other words, there could very well be a scenario where we have a "little Syria" on our borders, controlled by Alawites and acting as a buffer zone between us and the "larger Syria" under the sway of the Sunnis. This is not necessarily bad: a weak little Syria would finally abandon the dream of swallowing our country.
What worries me though is that Hezbollah's overt intervention in Syria will bring the war here. Sunnis here might start an armed conflict with HA here, in an effort to relieve the rebels.

Thumb jabal10452 20 May 2013, 14:55

I know. Like bombs going off in Shiite areas. They would try to do this for revenge.

Missing bombtheproblem 20 May 2013, 15:07

Iza shi the "weak little Syria" will be even more determined to swallow up Lebanon.

Thumb jabal10452 20 May 2013, 15:11

Walla ma b3te2ed. The would be too weak and too busy surviving. Why would they try to swallow a country with a big Sunni population?

Thumb jabal10452 20 May 2013, 16:47

Mowaten, Homs is a must for Assad. The road from Qusayr to the coast passes through Homs! If Assad doesn't control Homs, Damascus is cut off from the Alawite hinterland even with Qusayr under his control. So my theory holds, so far. If in the coming weeks Assad starts moving his forces further east instead of consolidating his lines, then your theory would be correct. We'll just have to wait and see.

Missing realist 20 May 2013, 20:49

Lol, you too thought it was all over back in bab amr, what advances in daraa? Aleppo? Idlib are you talking about? You too thought it was all over back in the day when the moron sent his tanks to daraa balad back in 2011, hassan nasrala was saying it was all over in 2012. If bashar was doing great and the matter is so simple and straight forward like your little head imagines then why would the moron need hizbala fighters? Is he running low on his own maybe? Younare so arrogant, so racist ( little difference btw with the israleis, they too wanted to conquer south lebanon to stop the katuchas lol, u sound just like them) to realize that it is a revolution of people against tyranny. Just imagine hizbala casualties a year from now, and yes you are too naieve to think this is gona be over anytime soon, ba3d ra7 tkufru bi iran cause it is taking you hell.

Missing realist 20 May 2013, 23:48

You can't 'consolidate' any thing. Just think how many times did the regime enter and leave dou a, daraya, joubar, etc, the refund can't consolidate in areas where demographics are not in his favor I.e 80 percent of Syria, say tyre regime enters qusair, how hard is it for febris to keep harassing it with hit And run? The regime needs 50 thousand troops to consolidate humus area let alone other areas, regime can bomb, kill, massacre but in the long run it is a losing battle. Ha today was definitely surprised by the fierce resistance of the Syrian fighters, just imagine the ha casualties few months from now, anyone who thinks this is a short war should have his head examined, like they say in Egypt: dkhul 7amam mish say khroju. Ha is on the footsteps of the plot.

Missing realist 21 May 2013, 02:57

And how can they protect their 'little syria' ? They wiuld have to go through wars of attrition for decades to come or have an international force of 100 thousands to protect them. Im sorry but this alawite little syria is a political fantasy

Thumb primesuspect 20 May 2013, 15:00

30 Hizballa dead, 70 injured, how Many innocents did they slaughter?

Missing me__ 20 May 2013, 15:09

FT and Mowaten don't care if war spreads to Lebanon. In general losers like war because they have nothing to lose and it makes them feel better to see other people's lives destroyed... And reality is that Lebanon has lots of FTs (I mean literally).

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 17:15

all extremists will end up depleting each other: it is their fate.
in this world there is no place for extremists.

Thumb dasphinx 20 May 2013, 16:22

These are not martyrs. These are people who were forced to fight on the side of a tyrant. I feel sorry for the loss of lives for all Lebanese, but only Nasrallah can be blamed for sending Lebanese men who were committed to fight Israel to die fighting for Assad's regime. Syria will be the Vietnam of Hezbollah.

Default-user-icon Abdul (Guest) 20 May 2013, 16:35

This was is the best news I heard all day................FREEDOM FOR LEBANON!

Missing siyeseh 20 May 2013, 16:41

I don't understand how pro basharists can criticize foreign terrorists fighting alongside the FSA in syria while at the same time support foreign terrorists who fight at the side of the regime. Hezballah is burying itself right now but secterians can't see this, they are to busy with the thug mentality who thinks that if a thug manages to put his foot on the head of a captured rival then that means they are winning. You guys have no idea whats awaiting. Hezballah has started its own burial. I have never said that about hezballah before because they used to be smart and strong but now they have entered a game they can not win regardless of how one looks at it.

Missing halaktouna77 20 May 2013, 17:05

The Joint Military body you want to form already exists ... it is called the Lebanese Army, however your Shiaa buddies would not want to be part of it as they think they are above the law and above the whole state ... My heart goes out to the Lebanese martyrs who were killed by the Syrians during our civil war, a fact that you and your M8 friends conveniently forget.

Missing halaktouna77 20 May 2013, 18:08

The Shiaa buddies I referred to ya Saint FT are the Hizb ... those thugs that are hated by the well behaved Shiaas of Leb ... and stop your act of being a non-scatarian ... ur comments expose you

Thumb AngryLeb 20 May 2013, 17:26

I don't think Hizbullah casualties are 23, it s not possible it s too much

Missing youssefhaddad 20 May 2013, 17:40

Is remaining in power for one man worth all this destruction?
Do these young Lebanese men who are sent to die in Syria know what they are dying for ?

Missing halaktouna77 20 May 2013, 17:42

Idiot ... Traitor ... and from what I gather you are an FPMer (greatest insult of all). God Bless the Syrian Soldiers?! where were you during the Lebanese war ya walad? have you not had a family member killed by these barbarians? I do not support the other camp but you guy make it soooo much difficult to even consider you as an alternative with your idiotic comments.

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 20 May 2013, 17:50

23 less scum to worry about in Lebanon at least. Send all the crazy religious to syria to wipe each other out.

Missing peace 20 May 2013, 18:19

funny bashar said that he didn t need the help of hezbis or iran so what were they doing there ! LOL....

Missing nai0271 20 May 2013, 18:30

28 less radicals lebanon does not have to worry about. hiz~lah is worst problem for lebanon, soon you will see alunsra do the same thing they are doing in iraq, suicide bombs in dahyih..the one that will pay the price will be the regular shiites, but at the same time if they rise up to hiz~lah they would not be in the same postion. I live in the US have multiple shite friends and they all see the same thing coming.

Missing nai0271 20 May 2013, 18:35

Otherwise it was a bad deal :) they got the 300$ a month that iran was paying, 5000$ for the family, and few posters on a wall somehwere in the south.

Thumb LebCynic 20 May 2013, 18:43

What about the terrorist thugs sent to fight the government, do they know why they are fighting for? Terrorist's from Australia, Europe, Middle East, Afghanistan and USA are being recruited, funded and supported to come to Syria and terroris its citizens in the name of jihad. This war is sectarian Hizballah honored the Syrian army by fighting shoulder to shoulder with them to protect Lebanon's borders from reject terrorist thugs being sent to terroris lebanon's sovereignty in the name of their ethnic cleansing disguised as jihad.

Missing nai0271 20 May 2013, 18:57

Brother man, hizballah not fighting to protect borders...they are fighting because IRAN ordered them to. It will backfire, you are seeing the sunni and shite extremests fighting each other. More bloodshed and nothing accomplished except both are weaker...when the peacful protests started, if assad was a man he wouldve stepped down. The guy is such a cowerd he has yet to announce his brother was killed 2 years ago, and sends his family oversees,

Missing realist 20 May 2013, 23:52

I don't think anyone had yet realized the shock that ha and his community has received today, it will generate internal dissent, I hope the rational she3a brothers bring ha to it's senses, sectarian Muslim war only serves Israel

Missing nai0271 20 May 2013, 23:58

Of Course HA can mobolize 30 K fighters. They have thousands of shites armed and they pay then 50$ a month to train and keep their skills. There is a reason why they are a country within a country.

I havent voted in lebanon, since I live in the US and came at younger age. But not sure if I can stomach voting in the elections, everyone votes in blocs...there are only couple areas where you can even run as independant...you need to be on someones list or pay somone to get you on their list...

No one will win in syria, everyone can say what they want to hear. Assad is so weak he needs HA and iran to take back a town.....it will remain split and continue back an forth...HA dragged lebanon into a conflict because of IRAN orders and not because it is in the interest of lebanon.....when Ordered they will kill just like other groups in the conflict will.

Default-user-icon shia girl (Guest) 21 May 2013, 01:51

im talking to hizb bil bala,please dont disgrace shias by interfering in sunni brothers job and having finger in every pie

Missing helicopter 21 May 2013, 04:37

Of course Syria lived in peace and prosperity for 40 years. These were the same 40 years they burnt Lebanon and stole its wealth. The math adds up, thanks for being truthful this once.

Default-user-icon Spare me the rhetoric (Guest) 21 May 2013, 09:35

Righting a wrong with another wrong is still wrong because two wrongs do not make a right!

It is wrong for all - ALL - foreign fighters to be involved in Syria. This includes foreigners from everywhere: Afghanistan, Egypt, Chechnya, Iran or Lebanon.

To all of those defending Hezbollah's actions in Syria and claiming that Hezbollah is doing as much to protect the world from terrorists: Your definition of the word terrorist is not universal. Let's not forget that many consider Hezbollahis to be terrorists.

Missing samiam 21 May 2013, 12:00

well stated

Missing cowboymicho 21 May 2013, 11:22

Man these Muslims are stupid. Can't they see that the US and Israel are setting them up to kill each other just like in Iraq. They're bringing back the Sunni/Shia hatred that has been going on for ages, dating back to Mohammad's death. You never used to ask if someone was Sunni or Shia. You just knew they were Muslim. This is an Israeli ploy to divide and conquer. Let those fanatics kill themselves so that they can make way for the people to live

Missing plantmorecedar 21 May 2013, 21:24

It's much more complicated than that. Iran is supporting Shiiah, Saudi are supporting sunnis, there is no Israel in this equation, they can do quite a bit, but they are not the ones responsible for the religious extremism in both Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Missing cowboymicho 21 May 2013, 11:24

What about the youth coming from all over the world to fight in Syria? Misguided much???