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Nasrallah Says Hezbollah Committed to Remain by Assad’s Side

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah told supporters in Beirut’s suburbs Thursday, “We won’t bargain our presence in Lebanon, Syria and the axis of resistance for some ministerial portfolios” to form a new Lebanese government.

He said he is defending Syrian President Bassar al-Assad because he backs the “resistance” against Israel.

Nasrallah appeared in public, a rare occurrence, instead of beaming his message through video links. He spoke in a Beirut suburb as hundreds of thousands of people were celebrating a Shi’ite Muslim festival.

Hezbollah has helped Assad push back the opposition in the civil war but has paid a price, with hundreds of casualties and unprecedented criticism for dragging Lebanon, already dominated by pro-Syrian elements, deeper into the conflict.

The Lebanese government was dissolved seven months ago, and the civil war already has spilled over into the country, raising fears of a repeat of the former 15-year-old civil war in Lebanon.

Iran Claims Syrian Forces Seized Israeli Missiles from Rebels

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Iran’s government-controlled Fars News Agency reported on Sunday that Syrian forces seized “Israeli-made missiles, machine guns, rifles and communication devices” in clashes with rebels in the Daraa region.

Saudi Arabia has been known to be a major supplier of weapons to opposition forces, so if the report has any validity, it raises the fanciful scenario that the oil-rich kingdom is buying weapons from Israel and then shipping them to Al Qaeda terrorists who are using Zionist guns.

Syrian Rebels Kill 17 Hezbollah Fighters in Direct Hit (Video)

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Syrian opposition media have posted a video that shows a direct rebel strike on a Hezbollah building near Damascus, killing a large but unknown number of the terrorist organization’s fighters.

Hezbollah has been losing popularity in Lebanon following reports of hundreds of casualties since the terrorist group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah sent them to fight along soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bassar al-Assad.

Hezbollah initially claimed its fighters were in Syria to protect Shi’ite religious sites against attacks by Sunni Muslims.

In what appears to have been a separate clash in Damascus on Saturday, at least 15 Hezbollah fighters were killed, and a separate video showed dead soldiers with Hezbollah label patches on their uniforms.

Media  coverage of the destruction of Assad’s chemical weapons has neglected the ongoing civil war that could tear Syria into several warring regions.

Al Qaeda, which has become a major force in the war against the Assad regime, lost control of a major border crossing with Iraq on Saturday when Syrian Kurds captured it after a three-day battle.

In the south, rebels took over the town of Tafas after weeks of heavy  fighting that killed dozens of people, according to, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Netanyahu and Kerry Agree: No Deal with Iran Better than Bad Deal

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed in a meeting in Rome Wednesday that “no deal [with Iran] is better than a bad deal.”

Iran “shouldn’t have a plutonium heavy water plant, which is used only for nuclear weapons,” the Prime Minister said. “They should get rid of the advanced fissile material, and they shouldn’t have underground nuclear facilities, underground for one reason – for military purposes.”

He illustrated his argument against a partial deal by using Syrian President Bassar al-Assad’s chemical weapons as an analogy.

“If Assad had said, you know, ‘I am ready to dismantle 90%, 50% or 80% of my chemical weapons capability,’ you would have refused and correctly so, and I think in the case of Iran, it is essential that it be made to live up to Security Council resolutions that demand an end to enrichment and enrichment capability and an end to plutonium heavy water capability toward fissile material for nuclear weapons,” Prime Minister Netanyahu added.

Regarding talks with the Palestinian Authority, he revealed that he is in touch Kerry “more or less every day,” and he reiterated his case that “peace is premised on mutual recognition, of two states for two peoples, of the Palestinian state for the Palestinian people mirrored by the Jewish state for the Jewish people.”

Two Mortar Shells from Syria Explode at Golan Heights Border

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Two more mortar shells fired by either Syrian rebels or soldiers exploded at the Golan Heights border Monday. The IDF said the shells apparently were stray fire in clashes between the two sides. No one was injured and no damage was reported.

The Golan Heights frequently has been under fire the past several months, sometimes intentionally.

Nearly One-Third of Syria’s Christians Have Fled Their Homes

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Nearly one-third of Syria’s native Christians have fled their homes during the Syrian civil war, according to Syrian Christian leader Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham.

He said that more than 450,000 Christians out of an estimated 1.75 million have been displaced or have left the country since the Syrian civil war began in early 2011.

Patriarch Gregorios, who has been criticized for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said the international community needs to do more to block the flow of weapons into Syria. “We have to have campaign together—no more weapons, no more violence, go together to a better new vision of life,” he said.

Many Christians support President Bashar al-Assad out of fear that if he is overthrown and replaced by Islamists, they will face greater persecution, especially from the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra terrorist organization.

Al Qaeda Truck Bomb Kills another 30 people in Syria

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

A truck bomb that was aimed at Syrian soldiers killed at least 30 people, most of them civilians, in Syria on Sunday, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It added that the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra terrorist organization carried out the attack on the outskirts of the central Syrian city of Hama, where some of the largest anti-Assad demonstrations took place in the beginning of the Arab Street rebellion.

On Saturday, at least 16 soldiers were killed in a suicide attack also carried out by Al Nusra.

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