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FSA official to provide evidence of Hezbollah fighting in Syria

An officer in the Free Syrian Army claimed that the rebels have evidence proving that Lebanon’s Shiite party Hezbollah is militarily helping the Syrian regime.

 

“We have evidence on Hezbollah shelling Syrian territory from Lebanese soil and we will show you spoils that the FSA took from Hezbollah in [the border town of] Qusayr,” Salim Idriss told Future TV on Wednesday.

 

The FSA official went on to say that the rebels do not wish to fight Hezbollah, and that he has called on Lebanese President Michel Suleiman to interfere in an effort to prevent the Shiite party from “shelling Syrians.”

 

“We do not want the Lebanese to help us in fighting because we are not in need… All we [request] of the Lebanese is to remain impartial,” Idriss added.

 

FSA officials have repeatedly accused Hezbollah over the course of the past days of fighting on the side of the Bashar al-Assad regime against the rebels in Homs.

 

In response to these allegations, the FSA released a statement last week giving Hezbollah 48 hours to cease attacks in Syria before it “retaliates” in Lebanon.

 

However, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in his Wednesday televised speech refuted all these accusations and stressed that they were but “unfounded rumors.”

All we request of the Lebanese is to remain impartial.