A commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) said Syrian rebels had started to attack Lebanon’s Hezbollah Feb. 21, less than a day after the FSA chief of staff issued a 48-hour ultimatum warning the militant group to stop shelling territory held by the insurgents.
Beirut, Lebanon — A car bomb detonated a checkpoint near Baath party headquarters in Damascus set off a huge explosion Thursday, killing at least 40 and wounding 237, opposition groups said. “Most of the casualties appear to be civilians,”
Former Lebanese Prime Minister and current Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri launched a vehement attack against the Hezbollah militant group for its alleged interference in the Syrian crisis. “Where is this policy of dissociation that prevents the use of the Lebanese territories for interference in Syria, or is Hezbollah exempted from abiding by it,”
The rebel Free Syrian Army chief of staff threatened eon Wednesday to shell Hezbollah positions in Lebanon after accusing it of firing across the border into territory it controls in Syria. “In the past week… Hezbollah
Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali denied on Monday the reports alleging that Hezbollah is aiding the Syrian forces against the Free Syrian Army rebels in the border town of Qusayr and claimed that the Lebanese residing in Syrian territories are directly confronting the attackers.
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
Unkempt government soldiers, some appearing drunk, have been deployed near a rebel-held railway station in the southern reaches of this tense capital. Office workers on 29th of May Street, in the heart of the city, tell of huddling at their desks, trapped inside for hours by gun battles that sound alarmingly close.
The Pentagon’s top leaders said Thursday that they favored supplying weapons to rebels locked in a grinding civil war with the Syrian government, a position that put them directly at odds with the White House. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
As the conflict in Syria continues, with the United Nations reporting a dramatic increase in the numbers of refugees fleeing the country, Syria’s economy, too, is a victim of the violence. And its chances of recovery are looking slim. “Syria is now fully a war economy that displays all the features of a country in […]
BEIRUT, Lebanon- Syrian rebels clashed with forces loyal toPresident Bashar al-Assad in southwest Damascus on Sunday, forcing the closure of the main highway to the southern town of Deraa, activists said. The fighting came as United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos visited Syria ahead of a U.N. aid conference which aims to raise $1.5 billion […]