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February 17, 2013 3:25 pm

Report: 2 Hezbollah Fighters Killed, 17 Wounded in Battles With Syrian Rebels

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Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria, during the country's civil war on Oct. 19, 2012. Photo: VOA News/Wikimedia Commons.

A Hezbollah official said Sunday that two members of the terror group were killed in Syria battling rebels. Speaking to the Lebanon-based Daily Star, a Lebanese security source said battles between government forces, on whose behalf Hezbollah has been fighting, and Syrian rebels left 12 rebels dead.

“In the past two days, 12 Syrian rebels were killed and 30 wounded while two Hezbollah members were killed and 17 of them were wounded,” the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

The source added that  fighting between Hezbollah and rebels in the Syrian town of Al- Qusayr where a majority of Lebanese Shiites reside intensified over the weekend.
Hezbollah’s spokesperson Ibrahim Musawi was unable to confirm the media reports, telling The Daily Star, “I don’t have official information about the incident … but we have said that there are Lebanese fighting in their villages [in Syria].”

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    You know, I am starting to believe in the rebels even though they have many Al Qaeda in their ranks. Al qaeda’s main enemy if I am not mistaken is America not Israel, so until they place Israel as their enemy in the same way that Hezbollah does, I think as Jews we have to be on their side. This is true even if they are radical Islamists who oppose a Jewish State on religious grounds. It is much easier to find common ground with people who maintain some fealty to the creator in their actions than G-dless despots who seek to appease the most violent and radical in order to maintain their power. I would rather take my chances with the Muslim Brotherhood than with Assad. Assad is pure evil as was Saddaam Hussein as was Khadafi. The 1967 war with seven Arab nations was not with the Islamists but with the Pan Arab dictators. In the end, the Muslims will oppose the Jewish State but they will also oppose Edom as we have already seen with 9/11 and the wars which have been engulfing America. Unfortunately, we Jews have to root for the Islamic rebels to defeat the Assads so that they can be ready to take on America when the final battle for Jerusalem ensues.