Hizbullah Increases Support for Syrian Regime

(Washington Post) Babak Dehghanpisheh - Hizbullah has ramped up its support for the Syrian government, sending in military advisers to aid the struggle against the opposition, U.S. and Lebanese government officials say. Helping the Assad regime risks worsening tensions in Lebanon between Hizbullah and Lebanese Sunnis who support the mostly Sunni opposition in Syria. Lebanese officials say dozens of Hizbullah fighters have been killed in Syria. They cite quiet burials in Hizbullah-dominated areas of Lebanon, with the families warned not to discuss the circumstances of their sons' deaths. Obituaries for Hizbullah fighters have also started appearing in local newspapers, without the circumstances of the death being explained.

2012-09-28 00:00:00

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