Deputy commander of the Free Syrian Army Colonel Malik al Kurdi told An Nahar Newspaper that what happened on the Lebanese-Syrian border, “confirms what we have been saying all along and that is Hezbollah and Iran are deeply involved in the suppression of the Syrian people and what happened confirms the depth of Hezbollah strategy in supporting a sectarian Wilayat al Faqih regime in Syria .
He added in a statement that was published on monday : “What happened reflects Lebanese government’s collusion, because the town of Qusayr was bombed from inside the Lebanese territory and for this reason we hold the Lebanese government and the UN Security Council responsible specially since we have warned the international community on several occasions of Hezbollah and Iran’s involvement.”
He went on to say : “We have our strategy and our plans to deal with the party, and there will be a timely responses,. We will repel the attacks and will treat Hezbollah as mercenaries.”
On Sunday Kurdi told “Free LebanonRadio” that more than 30 members of Hezbollah were killed during the clashes with the Free Syrian Army fighters in Qusayr west of the city of Homs accusing “Hezbollah” and Iran of involvement in what is happening in Syria and held the Lebanese government responsible for the development .
Hezbollah officially acknowledged that three Lebanese Shiites were killed and fourteen were injured on Sunday in Syrian battles.
This development comes after a US report in the Washington Post claimed that Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus.
According to the report which was circulated last week , the militias are fighting alongside Syrian government forces to keep Assad in power. But officials think Iran’s long-term goal is to have reliable operatives in Syria in case the country fractures into ethnic and sectarian enclaves.
According to early morning reports Hezbollah moved the bodies of their fighters to Lebanon during the night .
Photo: Funeral of one of the Hezbollah commanders that was killed recently in Syria