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Foreign Fighters Key To Decisive Battle of Qusair

If there were ever a doubt, the war in Syria is now a war on Syria.
Forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are seen in Arjoun village near Qusair town May 30, 2013. Syrian rebels under siege near the Lebanese border pleaded for help on Thursday against government troops and their Hezbollah allies as a confident Assad spoke of having new Russian missiles.             REUTERS/ Rami Bleible     (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY) - RTX106EZ
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The war in Syria is a war on Syria, and whoever prevails in what already has become a regional and international conflict will have the upper hand in the region. For two years, battles were fought all around the war-torn country, but none was as decisive as the battle fought today in Qusair, none was under spotlight as it is, and none witnessed overt involvement of foreign fighters as it was openly declared here.

It’s obvious that the Syrian army is fighting the free Syrian Army in the town located just few kilometers from the Lebanese border. But it’s also obvious that the real battle is taking place between al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters on one side, and Lebanese Hezbollah on the other.

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