Assad's Lebanese Invasion

(Foreign Policy) Mitchell Prothero - The Syria revolt has spilled over into Lebanon. Over the last few months, Syrian troops have repeatedly crossed into Lebanese territory in a bid to stop smugglers and deter both refugees from leaving and armed opponents of the regime from mounting operations. Hizbullah, which has stood firmly behind the Syrian regime, has been Assad's primary Lebanese ally in this crackdown. Hizbullah's internal security apparatus engages in harassment, kidnapping, and cross-border rendition of Syrian anti-regime activists.

2011-12-26 00:00:00

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