Syrian rebels intend to begin fighting in Lebanon
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 May / Trend A.Tagiyeva /
The Free Syrian Army is threatening to move its combats to Lebanon in response to an armed clash with Hezbollah militants in the Syrian town of Al-Quseir, Al Arabiya TV channel reported on Wednesday.
According to the report, the Syrian rebels demanded the Government of Lebanon put an end to Hezbollah's activity in the battle of government forces against opposition in Syria.
On May 25, the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, declared his intention to continue to support the Syrian authorities in the fight against the rebels. Immediately afterwards the Syrian opposition members fired on the Shiite neighbourhoods of Beirut, and promised to strike at other targets in Lebanon.
In Syria, for more than two years, government forces have clashed with the armed opposition. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is more than 82,000 and nearly three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.