Elite Syrian Troops in Pivotal Battle for Qusayr

(AFP-Al Arabiya) Elite Syrian Republican Guard troops rushed to bolster a Hizbullah-led offensive against rebels in the strategic town of Qusayr on Wednesday. Hizbullah sent 1,700 fighters to Qusayr more than a week ago. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights spokesman Rami Abdel Rahman said, "despite the intense bombardment, the rebels are resisting fiercely." Sunni militiamen from Lebanon had joined the battle on the side of the rebels.

2013-05-30 00:00:00

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