Hizbullah Sends New Fighters to Bloody Syria Battle

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Dozens of people, mostly combatants, have been killed in ongoing battles for the Syrian town of Qusayr, a watchdog said Tuesday, as Hizbullah sent new elite fighters to the rebel stronghold.

"At least 31 Hizbullah fighters have been killed since Sunday, as well as 68 rebel fighters, six of whom we were unable to identify," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"Another nine troops loyal to President Bashar Assad were killed in the fighting, as were three paramilitary fighters.

"It's clear Hizbullah is leading the assault," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

Four civilians -- three of them women -- were also killed, he added.

Hizbullah's al-Manar broadcasted images showing hundreds of people attending funerals for five members killed "carrying out their jihadist duty".

It did not specify where they had been killed.

Abdel Rahman said most of the rebels who were killed in Qusayr, a strategic town that links Damascus to the coast and the heartland of Assad's Alawite sect, died in the shelling.

A source close to Hizbullah told Agence France Presse that the fighters had been killed by explosive devices planted by rebels who are seeking to oust Assad's regime.

The source also said Hizbullah had sent new fighters into Qusayr to fight alongside pro-Assad forces.

"Hizbullah has sent new elite troops to Qusayr. They have already taken many prisoners from among the rebels, including non-Syrians," the source said on condition of anonymity.

U.S. President Barack Obama expressed concern over Hizbullah's "active and growing role" in Syria in a phone call to President Michel Sleiman.

State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell condemned Hizbullah and said its actions in Syria "exacerbate and inflame regional sectarian tensions and perpetuate the regime's campaign of terror.”

Meanwhile, the Observatory's Abdel Rahman described the rebels' resistance in Qusayr as "fierce".

"The rebels are putting up a fierce resistance, refusing to abandon the civilians," he said.

"But Hizbullah and the loyalist army are staging an extremely fierce assault," he added.

The Assad regime has made taking back Qusayr a priority.

The Observatory, like the opposition, has repeatedly expressed concern for the fate of some 25,000 civilians still trapped in the town.

Pro-regime daily Al-Watan meanwhile said loyalists had taken control of all Qusayr's official buildings.

"The Syrian army has taken control of all government buildings... in Qusayr and in the nearby countryside of Homs province, and raised the Syrian flag above it," said the daily.

The army was still advancing into the city, which has been under a tight siege for more than a year.

"Dozens of terrorists have been killed or wounded in the battles, some of them Arabs or foreigners," the daily said, citing an unnamed military source.

Comments 36
Missing cowboymicho 21 May 2013, 11:06

Good for hizballah. Protecting their own.

Thumb justice 21 May 2013, 12:13

in Qusayr????? loser!

Default-user-icon Fire (Guest) 21 May 2013, 16:25

May they all die there ! They have no business in Syria.

If they play with fire, may they get burned.

If they shoot a bullet, may they get shot !

They deserve to die for stupidly and naively following the terrorist hassan nassrallah and his ungodly organisation of thieves, smugglers and murderers.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 21 May 2013, 19:43

When Israel unleashed its criminal attacks in 1996, the resistance of Hizbollah was an inspiration for almost all Lebanese. I took couple of weeks off my work to organize demonstrations, events and media campaigns in Vancouver with a VERY small group of dedicated people from all sects. When liberation happened in 2000, I had a party and the Moqawama was for us untouchable. In 2006, I took almost a month and a half to help organize against the Israeli slaughter. We had a much larger team of Lebanese (from all sects) and non-Lebanese working with us.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 21 May 2013, 19:43

The 2007 invasion of Beirut and the mountain was the start of the disillusionment but we made excuses. With the 2008 threat to invade Beirut again, it was no longer possible to ignore the dangers of the Hizb but we still appreciated its sacrifices. With the Al-Qusayr and its invasion in direct support of a monstrous regime and the mortal threats it is bringing upon Lebanon (nothing to say about its threats against the formation of a government without its consent0, it is no longer possible to ignore the Hizb for what it is: A ruthless sectarian militia answerable to a foreign power and whose loyalty is to Wilayat Al-Faqih, its supreme leader. It is no longer possible to accept the Hizb arms.

Thumb thepatriot 21 May 2013, 11:50

And they dare to call themselves "The Resistance"... what a farce!

Thumb thepatriot 21 May 2013, 14:37

LOL yeah right! "The Secteriance" suits them better!

Missing samiam 21 May 2013, 11:58

yeah, they keep calling themselves the resistance, but each day they are showing what they really are: mercenaries under the employ of iran. it is getting increasingly difficult to insist and explain themselves out of this--no more of the so called protecting 'lebanese populated towns along syrian border'. it was a lie initially and has now become a farce.

Thumb thepatriot 22 May 2013, 09:39

the difference dear awireless, is that hezb are in this war to back shiias (alawis) against sunnis. This thing going on in syria is secterian. hezb is not defending Lebanon anymore, never admited non shias to "resist", and is a fundamental party, lead by a religious cleric. What they are doing without saying is killing for religious (shiia-alawi) domination and influence in syria. Need I say more...

Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 21 May 2013, 12:52

Hope they bury them there and then SFA sieging dahie to flush out the nasrallah rat

Default-user-icon Freebird (Guest) 21 May 2013, 14:12

Their goal is to destroy arabic countries and build Majoos-Zion union officially, they are insects!

Missing love4lebanon 21 May 2013, 14:20

I am thinking of starting ( Body Bags) business .

Missing allouchi 21 May 2013, 14:35

yellow ones :)

Missing allouchi 21 May 2013, 14:34

They Hizbala terrorists should take some elite Aounists with them...

Thumb beiruti 21 May 2013, 15:31

It is a very dangerous thing for Lebanon that Hezbollah is so heavily committed to fighting in the Syrian Civil War. However, this is the product of having an organized armed force on Lebanese territory that does not believe or conform itself to the concepts of national sovereignty and constitutional government. Rather, Hezbollah has its interests in following the policies of Tehran which is to maintain the integrity of its resupply lines that run through Qasiyr.
Hezbollah should not be a part of any government in Lebanon as it does not believe in the people, the army, the government or the land of Lebanon. That makes them all traitors to Lebanon along with all who would ally with them.

Missing maroun 21 May 2013, 15:33

all the Hizb and there supporters should go and do there jehadist duties in Syria and never return.

Thumb shab 21 May 2013, 15:50

Filthy militia

Thumb lebanon_first 21 May 2013, 16:08

Josh. One can argue that M8 is Ok or not, One can even understand Hezbollah's milicia behavior as a pawn for iran.
However, i find it absolutely impossible for a normally formed lebanese to consider Assad's army anything less than the worst catastrophe that has befallen lebanon.

Thumb LebCynic 21 May 2013, 17:42

Allah yensoron, they are fighting for the truth against the infestation on wahabi/salafi terror filth. My god bless them.

Missing peace 21 May 2013, 18:01

lol didn t bashar repeat that he did not need the help of hezbis or iran?
so what are hezbis doing there?

Missing realist 21 May 2013, 18:23

"law kuntu a3lam"

Missing realist 21 May 2013, 18:25

HA has no exit strategy, even if they succeed in taking over a town or two, can they maintain an occupation? with what?? with their satelites or unmanned aircrafts? do they really not think that these folks will always come back to shoot and kill their young men, this is the fatal mistake of and Hizbala is on the footsteps of the PLO i.e it will go down and take down lebanon with it.

Default-user-icon americanarab (Guest) 21 May 2013, 18:36

I've been reading everyone'e comments this past year and its so sad to see that nobody gets along with anyone that doesn't support or share their political views and believes. Lebanon will never advance or become a civilized country because of these separations and selfish ideas. Nobody works for just lebanon its all about who they support, which God they pray for and what country they get their money from. None has rights or believes in lebanon its all fake and embarrassing. The best thing that happened to me was leaving this disgusting, embarrassing shit hall country and live in a society where people are loved and respected for who they are as humans and not what they beleive and pray for.

Thumb primesuspect 21 May 2013, 18:51

But how many innocent or legitimate Syrians died in their hands? Loads!

Default-user-icon DAGGER (Guest) 21 May 2013, 20:37

Hey flame douche...... I've been reading your messages for over a year now.... It is very entertaining. You claim to have a family but you spend more time blogging than a 12 year old.... You contradict yourself with every comment and change your mind a million times.... You act neutral and then you defend hizbullah and aoun..... Then you say you are agaisnt war and now you support it.... How does it feel to be so lost.... Not only this..... But you actually think that people are like you... That they have time to up their likes and make different accounts.... Just goes to show how delusional you've become.... It is time to find a real job where you can contribute to society my friend.... Right now you are just a lack sheep on this site and you enjoy it.... Aim for something better for yourself.... Take care of your "family" ..... It is barely a suggestion.... It is clear that you have never picked up a unbiased book or newspaper....

Default-user-icon DAGGER (Guest) 21 May 2013, 20:38

It is also very clear that you have read only one or 2 history books and you think that makes you know something we don't... But believe me ..... You know nothing ..... And after a year of reading your verbal diarrhea it was about time i told how I felt.... You are a sad little man and you live in a sad little world.... You my friend are what is wrong with the world today... So please stop blaming everyone and stop being delusional and just look at the mirror and see the face of an ignorant little boy.

Default-user-icon Tanith (Guest) 21 May 2013, 21:13

Why is the Middle East under the thumb of the West? Islam.

Missing allouchi 21 May 2013, 21:44

awireless, I respect your opinion and I even agree with some of your points but not all Christian, nor all Shia nor all Sunnis act like one true entity, they are diversified within also, you shouldn't generalize...

Thumb lebnanfirst 21 May 2013, 21:44

Second that as well, the shells raining on us from Jabal El-Knayseh near Dahr El-Baydar are still ringing in my ear to this day. No peaceful army there for sure.

Missing realist 21 May 2013, 21:46

Hizbala was involved from day 1, the abduction did not come out of vacuum, hizbala and nasralah in particular did a great job in fueling the sectarian tensions with their utter contempt and disregard for syrian lives not to mention the arrogance. Equating opression with those who are opressed is both immoral and unjustified.

Missing realist 22 May 2013, 00:03

even michelle aoun is against this madness of ha in qusair, what's your deal lol?

Missing realist 22 May 2013, 00:07

what are you talking about? did you forget the camp wars in which the she3a militias starved palestenian camps to death. Please be accurate. What did HA do for the palestenians during the attacks in gaza 2009 and 2012 both of which during achuras? only lip service. In fact the hizb entered into defacto cease fire with israel (similar to the syrian one) since 2006 and turned all its activities to consolidate hegemony inside lebanon. Such ideologies can bring victory in some battles but not in the greater war: HA now is simply at war with other muslims and the winner is Israel, whether we like it or not.

Default-user-icon Duane Carneal (Guest) 22 May 2013, 04:14

Eliminate all of these people. They destroy the earth and others, they over populate without any money to pay the debt, they have 9 kids and never really do anything useful for the world. When did the arabs do anything good? They go to our schools probably with government help.
No university's, no art, no music, beheadings, abuse of women, animals, DOGS, Homosexuals and Christians.

There is no money for them. I personally am over seeing them in the streets.

Missing siyeseh 22 May 2013, 05:50

Awireless, what a load of crap, do you really believe this or are you doing taqiyyah? Stop playing a victim.

Thumb Elemental 22 May 2013, 06:43

Aoun grocery bags.

Default-user-icon Hassan (Guest) 09 July 2013, 12:16

i really cant understand the ones who they dont call Hizbullah resistance...
by the way do you know some one else who is fighting against Israil?
the people who eat human heart in Syria are Resistance??
the person who eat human heart and behead a child (5 years old) is Muslim??
cmon people...