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Fatfat: FSA lost Al-Qusayr battle
due to lack of numbers, supplies

Lebanon’s Future bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat told NOW on Wednesday that the fall of Syria’s Al-Qusayr into the hands of the Syrian regime was caused by its and Hezbollah’s technical and numerical advantage.

 

“The reason why the Free Syrian Army has retreated from Al-Qusayr comes as a result of military circumstances which happen during any war…also, the Syrian regime and Hezbollah have a great technical and numerical advantage,” Fatfat said in an interview with NOW reporter Naji Younes.

 

Fatfat also said that “Israel and Iran both have overlapping interests in what happens in the region. Tehran has interest in what happens in Syria.”

 

“Western countries are not intervening since what is happening is beneficial for Israel; meanwhile, the Lebanese and Syrian people are paying the price for this overlap in interests.”

 

He added that “Hezbollah, in its intervention in Syria, has ignited strife in the region and nobody knows when it is going to end.”

 

“Security repercussions began in Tripoli, then there was the shelling of Dahiyeh and recently the assassination attempts against Sunni sheikhs,” Fatfat noted, adding that “I expect several more tragic security incidents to hit Lebanon and it is Hezbollah’s full responsibility.”

 

Lastly, Fatfat stressed that “there has never been a people who revolted and lost.”

 

“The Syrian revolution, even if it takes a long time, will eventually be victorious regardless of the destruction and the political and human prices,” the Future parliamentarian stated.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, Syria's rebels conceded they had lost the battle for the strategic town of Al-Qusayr, after the army claimed it had seized total control of it and the surrounding region.

 

At the same time, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighters from the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, who had spearheaded the regime's assault, were in control of the town.

 

Control of Al-Qusayr was vital for the rebels as it was their principal transit point for weapons and fighters from neighboring Lebanon.

There has never been a people who revolted and lost.