Ghouta, Damascus, Hezbollah’s next target in Syria

hezbollah pointing  its arms against the syriansHeavy clashes between the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and Syrian rebels have been taking place in a Damascus district, Ghouta, since Monday, activists said.

Recent reports of clashes in Ghouta emerged as opposition fighters battled President Bashar al-Assad’s forces aided by Hezbollah for control of the key rebel stronghold of Qusayr, a Syrian town near the Lebanese border.

The Shiite groups’ involvement in the Syrian civil war has stirred international condemnation with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stating that he was “deeply concerned” by Hezbollah’s role.

Activists said that thousands of Hezbollah fighters were training in an air force intelligence center in Al-Masraf region near Damascus International Airport, adding that the Lebanese group has taken over nine towns in the Al-Murj area neighboring Ghouta.

In more new, activists said that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on Monday in various areas, including Jawbar, Al-Baharayia.

The French foreign minister said on Monday that there were “mounting suspicisions” that the Assad regime was using chemical weapons.

However, Laurent Fabius added that “very detailed verification” was necessary.

43 bodies

Sources of Lebanese newspaper al Jamhouria have revealed that the opposition fighters are holding 43 bodies, mostly of Hezbollah fighters( some are are for Syrian army soldiers) , and that the rebels are willing to negotiate an exchange deal.

Al Arabiya / Al Jamhouria

  • Moe28

    YaLibnan your Syrian Takfiris from arsal just shot three Lebanese soldiers cold blooded and ran back to Syria!!

    • 5thDrawer

      Did they check ‘sect’ first ?? And how many witnesses?
      In Britain, it seems popular to stab soldiers … in front of anyone watching … then stand there to brag about it. I guess ‘soldiers’ everywhere are seen as ‘evil’ because they have a uniform, and represent a country.

      • AntiFSA

        Come on 5th, are we going to blame Hezbollah or the Syrian government for this one as well. You never know, maybe it was the Christians.

        • 5thDrawer

          How can we really know? There’s no video.
          And you KNOW how those ‘Family Feuds’ are … they never forget. ;-)
          At least we DO know who shot the boy from Tripoli fishing with his father and uncle – in cold blood – in a rather large Sea ….

          • AntiFSA

            All we need to do is ask who will gain from such an act.

          • 5thDrawer

            Which would still be theory. Of course it’s despicable … ask who was moving weapons through their ‘zone’ at the time … there seems to be a few interested in doing that – aside from special cigarettes. ;-)
            In Tripoli, both ‘sides’ pot at soldiers who are ‘in the way’.

          • williamgel

            Just be sure to list ALL of the stakeholders who will gain from such an act, if you truly want to be accurate. Stopping at one group to prove your accusation isn’t intellectually honest.

  • Moe28

    YaLibnan your Syrian Takfiris from arsal just shot three Lebanese soldiers cold blooded and ran back to Syria!!

    • 5thDrawer

      Did they check ‘sect’ first ?? And how many witnesses?

      • AntiFSA

        Come on 5th, are we going to blame Hezbollah or the Syrian government for this one as well. You never know, maybe it was the Christians.

        • 5thDrawer

          How can we really know? There’s no video.
          And you KNOW how those ‘Family Feuds’ are … they never forget. ;-)

          • AntiFSA

            All we need to do is ask who will gain from such an act.

          • 5thDrawer

            Which would still be theory.

          • williamgel

            Just be sure to list ALL of the stakeholders who will gain from such an act, if you truly want to be accurate. Stopping at one group to prove your accusation isn’t intellectually honest.