Syria rebels seize a fleeing Hezbollah vehicle in Homs

hezbollah pointing  its arms against the syriansSyria rebels announced Thursday in a video NOW published on YouTube that they have seized a Hezbollah vehicle in Homs province.

In the video, the rebels say that “the vehicle was carrying three Hezbollah ‘Shabiha’ who were fleeing to the nearest regime checkpoint.”

Rebels also said that the vehicle contained a Dushka machine gun in addition to modern communication devices and a Global Positioning System (GPS) device.

They added that they will always be “prepared to defend their land and people against Hezbollah.”

Last week, Free Syrian Army chief of staff General Selim Idriss said that the rebel army is poised to launch a military campaign against Hezbollah in Lebanon after a top commander issued a 48-hour ultimatum for the Shiite group to stop “firing” on rebel positions in the province of Homs.

Hezbollah has systematically denied sending fighters into Syria, though its leader Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged in October 2012 that party members had fought Syrian rebels but said they were acting as individuals and not under the group’s direction.

Lebanon is sharply divided over the Syrian conflict, with the Sunni-led March 14 movement supporting the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad and the Shiite Hezbollah and its allies backing the regime.