1,200 Hizbullah Fighters Arrive in Syria to Back Assad Forces

(Al Arabiya) Some 1,200 Hizbullah fighters arrived at the Syrian port of Tartus in the past few days to fight alongside Assad regime troops, the Saudi daily al-Watan reported on Sunday. These forces committed "a hideous crime" in the town of Talkalkh, the daily said, adding that tens of thousands of fighters entered from Iraq to aid the Syrian regime. It quoted sources as saying that the Damascus regime "is resorting to the aid of fighters from Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, which implies that the Syrian recruits' desire to fight alongside the regime is decreasing." The source added that reservists are also not complying with the army's repeated calls to join the regime in its fighting. On Saturday, it was reported that at least forty Hizbullah fighters and Syrian soldiers were killed in al-Qusayr in Homs province.

2013-04-15 00:00:00

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