France: 3-4,000 Hizbullah Fighters in Syria

(Reuters) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday that the intelligence services believed 3-4,000 guerillas from Lebanon's Hizbullah militia were fighting alongside President Assad's army in Syria's civil war. "When you have fighters that are really well armed that are prepared to die and they are several thousand, that makes a difference," he said. Fabius pointed a finger at Iran for pushing Hizbullah into the Syrian conflict, and dismissed any suggestion that Iran could be involved in resolving the Syrian crisis because of its backing of Assad's government.

2013-05-31 00:00:00

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