FSA official: We will treat Hezbollah as merceneries


Hezbollah funeral NimrDeputy 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  and what happened confirms the depth of Hezbollah strategy in supporting a sectarian Wilayat al Faqih regime in Syria  .

He added in a statement that was published on monday : “What happened reflects   Lebanese government’s  collusion, because  the town of Qusayr was bombed  from  inside the Lebanese territory and  for this reason  we hold  the Lebanese government and the UN Security Council  responsible specially since  we have   warned the international community  on several occasions  of Hezbollah and Iran’s   involvement.”

He went on to say : “We have our strategy and our plans to deal with the party, and there will be a timely responses,. We will   repel the  attacks and will treat Hezbollah as mercenaries.”

On Sunday Kurdi told “Free LebanonRadio” that more than 30 members of Hezbollah were killed during the clashes with the Free Syrian Army fighters in Qusayr west of the city of Homs accusing “Hezbollah” and Iran of involvement in what is happening in Syria and held the Lebanese government responsible for the development .

Hezbollah officially acknowledged   that three Lebanese Shiites were killed and fourteen were injured  on Sunday in Syrian battles.

This development comes after a US report in the Washington Post claimed that Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus.

According to the report which was circulated last week , the militias are fighting alongside Syrian government forces to keep Assad in power. But officials think Iran’s long-term goal is to have reliable operatives in Syria in case the country fractures into ethnic and sectarian enclaves.

According to early morning reports Hezbollah moved the  bodies of  their  fighters to Lebanon during the night .

Photo: Funeral of one of the Hezbollah commanders that was killed recently in Syria