Syrian rebels take fight to Hezbollah in Lebanon
Free Syrian Army says it bombarded Shiite militia’s positions opposite rebel-controlled area of Syria
For the first time since the outbreak of unrest in Syria, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Thursday announced that it had retaliated against what it claimed were Hezbollah hostilities and bombarded the group’s interests inside Lebanon.
The Syrian rebel organization said in a statement that FSA forces had launched two attacks against Hezbollah in northern Lebanon’s Hermel province.
“An FSA brigade launched two consecutive attacks at 12:30 pm on Thursday, the first of which targeted a group of Hezbollah fighters in the western Qusayr district in Syria, killing and wounding all of its members,” the statement read. The attack was carried out with machine guns and anti-tank rockets against two four-wheel-drive vehicles used by Hezbollah.
In the second attack, several FSA brigades attacked with mortar shells a Hezbollah artillery position in the in Hosh al-Sayyed Ali area inside Lebanon and “achieved direct hits,” according to the statement.