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SNC Cites Hezbollah Role in Syria

Syrian opposition forces claim Hezbollah is playing a growing role in the Syria conflict, reports Ali Hashem.
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah wave flags and a picture depicting (L-R) Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Syria's late President Hafez al-Assad, father of current President Bashar al-Assad at a protest against a film made in the U.S. that mocks the Prophet Mohammad, in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho    (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION) - RTR38A9D

Hezbollah is fighting in Syria, killing civilians, bombarding towns, and occupying Syrian villages. So says the Syrian opposition in a statement released on Feb. 18 amid fierce clashes that erupted a few days earlier on the Syria-Lebanon border.

According to the Syrian National Council (SNC), members of Hezbollah attacked "three Syrian villages in Kusair, near the Lebanese border, employing heavy weapons openly and under the auspices of the Syrian regime army." In the same statement, the SNC said it regards Hezbollah’s actions as a "serious threat to Syrian-Lebanese relations and regional peace and security," adding that the Beirut government has a responsibility to end this "aggression."

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