Hizbullah Deaths in Syria Mount

(New York Post) Amir Taheri - Hizbullah has joined the despot Bashar al-Assad's murder squads against the Syrian people. In recent days, some families of Hizbullah "martyrs" have broken the conspiracy of silence. Ali Hussein Nassif fell on March 2 at the head of a Hizbullah squadron in Syria's Harmal region. Seven of Nassif's squad were killed; four wounded were transferred to a Hizbullah hospital in Lebanon. Talking through Skype, a relative of Nassif said: "We had believed that Hizbullah was only to confront Israel. No one told us that the party would train pro-Assad forces and fight alongside them." Relatives of another "martyr," Hussein Muhammad Nazar, confirm that he was killed Feb. 1 during a Hizbullah operation in Syria. At least 21 other Hizbullah members have "achieved martyrdom" since September. Hizbullah is being dragged into the Syrian civil war on orders from Tehran, where Iranian Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei has pledged "not to allow" Assad to fall.

2013-03-13 00:00:00

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