More than 10,000 Hezbollah members fighting in Syria, source says

More than 10,000 Hezbollah members are fighting alongside the Syrian regime and have helped it reclaim areas of Latakia as well as the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, a source told NOW.

A well-informed source close to the Shiite party also told NOW that Hezbollah has “lost hundreds of martyrs” in the fighting in Syria.

He also revealed that Hezbollah and the Syrian regime “are currently working on reclaiming most of the neighborhoods in Damascus and Homs.”

Regarding the city of Aleppo, the source said that the rebels control more than 60 percent of it.

“The Syrian regime adjourned the battle to reclaim Aleppo after the city was destroyed. The final result of this battle will be defined in the coming period,” the source said.

Tension has soared in Lebanon over the Syria conflict, after Hezbollah declared its support and sent troops to back President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to crush the anti-regime rebellion.

Although Lebanon is officially neutral in Syria’s war, the country is deeply divided among backers of the Assad regime and supporters of the rebels.

(Source / 25.08.2013)

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