Dozens of Hizbullah Fighters Killed in Syria

(AFP) 75 fighters from Lebanon's Hizbullah have been killed in Syria since late last year, a source close to Hizbullah said Thursday. "There have been 57 killed and 18 others who have died of their wounds since the start of its participation in the war in Syria," said the source. Meanwhile, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said, "In the past five days, 46 [Hizbullah fighters] were killed in Qusayr, 20 more died in the same area earlier this month, and 38 have died since the autumn in Homs province and at the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine." Waddah Sharara, an expert on Hizbullah, says the militia has 20,000 fighters, of whom 5,000 to 7,000 have combat experience, and between 800 and 1,200 of them have been fighting at Qusayr.

2013-05-24 00:00:00

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