Supporters of the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group drove on motorcycles around Beirut’s southern Dahiyeh area Sunday in celebration of the seizure of the border city of Yabroud by the Syrian regime forces and Hezbollah.
Backed by fighters from the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the Syrian army seized the rebel-held town of Yabroud little more than 24 hours after troops first stormed its eastern limits on Friday night. Government forces have been closing in on the town for months as they attempt to cut supply lines across Lebanon’s porous border.
According to observers, Lebanon is bracing for more bomb attacks by the Syrian rebels in retaliation for the seizure of Yabroud that will target Hezbollah strongholds.
Photo : Hezbollah supporters celebrate the fall of the border city of Yabroud by the Syrian regime forces and Hezbollah. Photo by NOW
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