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29 Hezbollah fighters killed
in Syria in last two days

A funeral for a Hezbollah fighter. (AFP PHOTO)

BEIRUT - Twenty-nine Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria’s Rankous in the last two days, during clashes with the opposition, Free Syrian Commander Abu Omar Alloush told NOW.

 

Alloush also denied “claims” made by Hezbollah officials that extremist Islamists were fighting Hezbollah and regime troops in Rankous.

 

“We assure [you] that what is happening in Rankous is an uprising led by the town’s residents against Hezbollah and the Baathist army, as a result of their humiliation and hunger,” he said.

 

NOW’s correspondent in South Lebanon reported Friday that eleven fighters from the Lebanese Shiite party were killed by an FSA ambush in Rankous.

 

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced in May 2013 that his party was fighting alongside the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, now in its fourth year.

 

The Syrian crisis has killed over 146,000 people and driven millions from their homes, leading to a refugee crisis in neighboring Lebanon.

A funeral for a Hezbollah fighter. (AFP PHOTO)

We assure [you] that what is happening in Rankous is an uprising led by the town’s residents against Hezbollah and the Baathist army, as a result of their humiliation and hunger.