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Sources to Al Arabiya: 30 Hezbollah bodies arrive to Lebanon from Syria

Thirty bodies belonging to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah arrived to Lebanon from Syria, Syrian opposition sources told Al Arabiya on Monday. The sources added that Al-Quds Brigade commander, whose known by his nickname, Abu Ajeeb, was also killed in … Continue reading

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Fighting flares in Lebanese city over Syria loyalties

By: Oliver Holmes TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Four people were killed and 15 wounded in overnight gun battles in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in a second night of fighting between Sunni and Alawite gunmen loyal to different sides in the … Continue reading

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Lebanon launches major security operation to contain new outburst of Syria-linked violence

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanese troops launched a major security operation on Monday to open all roads and force gunmen off the streets, trying to contain an outburst of violence set off by the assassination of a top intelligence official who … Continue reading

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France says Syria probably behind Ashrafieh bombing

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that Syria was probably involved in a Beirut car bombing Friday that killed Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, a top anti-Damascus security official.“It is likely … Everything indicates that this is an extension of … Continue reading

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Syria conflict deepens sectarian rifts in Lebanon

This Lebanese border town has become a safe haven for war-weary Syrian rebels, a way station for wounded fighters and home to hundreds of frightened Syrian refugee families. Residents of Arsal, a Sunni Muslim town of 40,000, say they have … Continue reading

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Syria: FSA kill 60 Hezbollah fighters, retake town

By: Paula Astatih BEIRUT, Lebanon – After previously threatening to transfer the conflict from Syria to the southern suburbs of Beirut, Free Syrian Army [FSA] spokesman Fahd al-Masri, informed Asharq Al-Awsat that 60 Hezbollah elements had been killed in the … Continue reading

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Hezbollah denies sending fighters into Syria

Hezbollah denied on Thursday sending fighters into Syria to help its ally President Bashar al-Assad to quell the rebellion there. “We did not fight alongside the regime until now. The regime did not ask us to do so and also … Continue reading

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Border villages front lines in Syria war

The northeastern border with Syria was once porous but calm, with smugglers regularly ferrying food and fuel between the two countries. But now, the dynamics have changed: Fighters and weapons have replaced consumer goods as the hot commodities, and fighting … Continue reading

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Hezbollah ‘mercenaries’ helped a fearful Assad early in revolt: Leaks

Hezbollah, the Lebanese guerrilla movement and one of the strongest allies of the Baathist regime in Damascus, has consistently denied any role in the Syrian unrest. The group even dismissed a video aired on Al Arabiya in August showing a … Continue reading

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Hezbollah buries top commander ‘killed in Syria’

A senior Hezbollah commander was buried in the east Lebanese Bekaa valley, the Shiite movement said on Tuesday, as Syrian rebels claimed he was killed in Syria. “Hezbollah and the people of the village of Buday…held a funeral for the … Continue reading

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