Hezbollah, Syrian gunmen clash outside Beqaa town

A clash erupted overnight Saturday between a Hezbollah patrol and armed Syrians in the Jamaliya Valley on the outskirts of the eastern Beqaa town of Nahle, An-Nahar reported Sunday.

The Hezbollah patrol detected a group of armed Syrians in the area, after which a firefight erupted between the two parties, resulting in the death of one Hezbollah member and the injury of another, the online edition of the Lebanese daily said.

The report added that there were also casualties among the Syrian gunmen.

Nahle lies to the west of Syria’s Qalamoun, where Bashar al-Assad’s regime forces and Hezbollah fighters have battled rebels since mid-November.

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his Shiite party’s media outlets have repeatedly warned that rebel groups operating in Qalamoun threaten Lebanon’s security.

As-Safir newspaper reported in October that the Qalamoun battle could cause an influx of Syrian rebel fighters into Lebanese territory.

In early June, Hezbollah fighters engaged in a firefight with Syrian rebels on the outskirts of Baalbek along the Syrian-Lebanese border.

AFP cited a security source as saying that at least one Hezbollah member was killed in the fighting on the Syrian side of the border.

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  • The real lebanese

    Wonder how HA feels driving them into Lebanon?

    • Peaceforleb

      That’s BS Real and you know it. These animals have always been in Lebanon. Sitting and waiting for the right opportunity. Bro, you are starting to sound like a broken down record, always blaming the same group.

      • The real lebanese

        Syrian gunmen haven’t always been in Lebanon. These specific ones probably came from one of the border towns where HA helped the regime bombard and clear. HA claims it was to prevent the threat from coming into Lebanon. Look at Lebanon in the past year. The majority of terrorist attacks and gunfights against HA have been from Syrian nationals, who were probably fleeing from HA. Lets face the facts.

        • Peaceforleb

          Real, lets keep it Real. :)). These gunman are affiliated with the Salifi groups. The media is very good at putting a spin on things. Do you realize how many Lebanese nationals who are Salifi extremist slip in and out of Lebanon fighting against the Syrian regime. Something to do with Jihad and 72 virgins. lol

          • The real lebanese

            But Lebanon has never witnessed this many in one year. And the worst part, its not even Lebanese making the headlines, its the Syrians. Are you trying to say that everytime the army arrests Syrians wanted for setting up a plot, their actually Lebanese?! Their Syrians kicked out of their homes with alot of resentment towards HA and Shiites in general. Remember, SYRIAN NATIONALS. Not Lebanese.

          • Peaceforleb

            And why have we so many Syrians in Lebanon. Oh, that’s right, because of Hezbollah and Assad. Right Real. On another note, I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and prosperous New year Brother. I look forward to our many future debates and thankyou for being patient with me when I have my little rants. :))))

          • wargame1

            The rebel will hunt down Hezbushaitan in Lebanon after they chase these Iranian stooge out of Syria. It is very clear. Sooner or later this is going to happen and you can sense it. Attributing different title such as Salafi Takfiri, Nasibi etc wont have any effect on the sunni rebel who are committed to eradicate the Iranian invading Pigs from their land.

          • Peaceforleb

            Wargame, what world do you live in. The rebels are done and dusted. I have to give you 10 out of 10 for hope though.

          • The real lebanese

            The rebels aren’t done. Their just more extreme now.

  • The real lebanese

    Wonder how HA feels driving them into Lebanon?

    • Peaceforleb

      That’s BS Real and you know it. These animals have always been in Lebanon. Sitting and waiting for the right opportunity. Bro, you are starting to sound like a broken down record, always blaming the same group.

      • The real lebanese

        Syrian gunmen haven’t always been in Lebanon. These specific ones probably came from one of the border towns where HA helped the regime bombard and clear. HA claims it was to prevent the threat from coming into Lebanon. Look at Lebanon in the past year. The majority of terrorist attacks and gunfights against HA have been from Syrian nationals, who were probably fleeing from HA. Lets face the facts.

        • Peaceforleb

          Real, lets keep it Real. :)). These gunman are affiliated with the Salifi groups. The media is very good at putting a spin on things. Do you realize how many Lebanese nationals who are Salifi extremist slip in and out of Lebanon fighting against the Syrian regime. Something to do with Jihad and 72 virgins. lol

          • The real lebanese

            But Lebanon has never witnessed this many in one year. And the worst part, its not even Lebanese making the headlines, its the Syrians. Are you trying to say that everytime the army arrests Syrians wanted for setting up a plot, their actually Lebanese?! Their Syrians kicked out of their homes with alot of resentment towards HA and Shiites in general. Remember, SYRIAN NATIONALS. Not Lebanese.

          • Peaceforleb

            And why have we so many Syrians in Lebanon. Oh, that’s right, because of Hezbollah and Assad. Right Real. On another note, I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and prosperous New year Brother. I look forward to our many future debates and thankyou for being patient with me when I have my little rants. :))))

          • wargame1

            The rebel will hunt down Hezbushaitan in Lebanon after they chase these Iranian stooge out of Syria. It is very clear. Sooner or later this is going to happen and you can sense it. Attributing different title such as Salafi Takfiri, Nasibi etc wont have any effect on the sunni rebel who are committed to eradicate the Iranian invading Pigs from their land.

          • Peaceforleb

            Wargame, what world do you live in. The rebels are done and dusted. I have to give you 10 out of 10 for hope though.

          • The real lebanese

            The rebels aren’t done. Their just more extreme now.