Armed clashes in Syria kill 50 Hezbollah mercenaries
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 17/Trend, R.Hafizoglu/
During the armed clashes between the opposition and Hezbollah militants in Syria, around 50 mercenaries from this Lebanese terrorist organisation were killed, Al Arabiya TV channel reported on Thursday.
According to the TV channel, the clashes took place in Damascus.
Earlier, leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah declared his intention to continue to support the Syrian authorities in the fight against the rebels. Immediately after, the Syrian opposition members fired at the Shiite neighbourhoods of Beirut and promised to strike at other targets in Lebanon.
According to the report, the Syrian rebels placed demands on the Government of Lebanon to put an end to Hezbollah's activity in the battle against the opposition.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said that Hezbollah is a Lebanese resistance group and is not involved in the fighting in Syria.
During the conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, over 115, 000 people were killed and over 4.2 million have become refugees in Syrian territory as well as two million have fled to neighbouring countries. The main burden of receiving refugees lay on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.