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May 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Syrian Watchdog: At Least 79 Hezbollah Fighters Killed in Syria During Past Week

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that at least 79 members of the Hezbollah terror group have been killed fighting alongside the Syrian army in the town of Qusayr since last week.

“The number of Lebanese Hezbollah fighters killed in recent months in the outskirts of Damascus and Homs has risen to 141,” the watchdog group said in a statement.

“That includes 79 fighters killed from the period starting at dawn on May 19 to dawn on Sunday yesterday, killed by mines, snipers and fighting in the town of Qusayr and its surroundings,” the group added.

Reports that Hezbollah has been battling alongside Syrian regime forces for control of Syria have been surfacing for some time, though only recently has the terror organization admitted to its role in the conflict.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah vowed his group would win a “victory” in Syria during a speech Saturday.

“I say to all the honorable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you a victory and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Israel’s military withdrawal from southern Lebanon.

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  • Lynne T

    Another Hezbollah “victory” in the order of the summer 2006 war he launched against Israel in the service of distracting world attention from Iran’s nuclear pursuits and investigators’ findings re: the assassination of the Lebanese Sunni P.M. Rafiq Hariri.

    With the Assad regime in its death throes and little the Iranians are able to do to prop it up but sacrifice more lives, Nazrallah’s grip on southern Lebanon has to be pretty tenuous too.

  • Ben Dover

    This is good news. Has it occurred to anyone that when Hassan Nasrallah visits Russia, there would be suppressed laughter when his name is mentioned. “Nasrallah” translates to “she has defacated”

    If he changed his name he still wouldn’t change his spots.
    Ben Dover

  • JIM T

    Thank GOD ALMIGHTY not the false god allah,,,, long live Israel !!!!!!!

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  • Fredric M. London

    A good start.

  • HaDaR

    May they increase a thousand times a thousand!

    • Kris Kristian

      Hezball fighters killed in Syria.

      We must now pray that this is only the beginning of the eradication of the Satan lovers, Hezballa.
      Hopefully, Nasralla will come out of his hole where he hides, in fear of being assasinated, and that he is sent to his god, Satan.

      May these terrorists who were killed, be the first of thousands.