Skip to comments.Heavy Clashes in Syria Near Lebanese Border
Posted on 04/21/2013 8:17:04 PM PDT by Nachum
(AP) - Syrian troops backed by pro-government gunmen advanced during fierce battles with rebels on Saturday capturing at least one village in a strategic area in Homs province near the Lebanese border, activists and state media in Damascus reported.
The latest fighting came as U.S. officials said the Obama administration was poised to send millions more in non-lethal military aid to rebels trying to oust President Bashar Assad.
The clashes around the contested town of Qusair, close to the Syria-Lebanon boundary, had intensified over the past two weeks amid a fresh offensive by the Syrian army and a pro-government militia known as Popular Committees, backed by the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group.
The border region near the provincial capital of Homs is strategic because it links Damascus with the coastal enclave that is the heartland of Syria's Alawites, a sect from which Assad hails, and is also home to the country's two main seaports, Latakia and Tartus.
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Bad, bad, bad.
If you mean that this money could lead to the installation of an Islamist regime in Syria, that’s no mistake on obama’s part.
It is exactly what he intends.
Oooh, Lebanese fighting, ... Maybe they will kiss ?