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Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Apr 13, –The gains in the Qalamoun region against groups including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front come at a time when Assad has suffered significant defeats elsewhere, notably in Syria’s northwest near the Turkish border. Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Syrian army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and […]

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Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

Nov 19, – The National News Agency says the dead include two Iranian nationals. The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut’s upscale neighborhood of Janah, a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group. One explosion blew out the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility. Lebanon’s news agency says 20 people have […]

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Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Nov 14, – The public appearance of Hassan Nasrallah — his second in as many days — came as tens of thousands of Shiites and Hezbollah supporters marched in their southern Beirut stronghold for the Ashoura, one of the Shiite sect’s most important religious occasions. The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group showed up at […]

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UN chief says Syrian war seriously affects Lebanon

UN chief says Syrian war seriously affects Lebanon

Nov 14, – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that the conflict in Syria is having a serious impact on neighboring Lebanon, citing increased cross-border violence and broader threats to stability and security. Ban said the spillover of the 2 ½-year Syrian conflict has caused more than 800,000 Syrians to flee to Lebanon, straining the country’s […]

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Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Sep 23, –  Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen deployed into Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut on Monday, after officials said they had reached a deal with the Shiite militant group to send troops into neighborhoods where they long had only a symbolic presence. The agreement follows a backlash against Hezbollah’s tightened security measures in […]

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‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

June 12, AP – A Syrian helicopter fired three missiles into Arsal, a Lebanese town whose Sunni residents back the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, according to Lebanese officials. Lebanese security officials say a Syrian military helicopter has fired missiles into a Lebanese border town. It would be the first such attack by […]

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Syrian rebel attack kills 60 pro-government fighters

Syrian rebel attack kills 60 pro-government fighters

Activists say Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country’s east, killing dozens there, mostly pro-government fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 died in Hatla village in the province of Deir el-Zour on Tuesday. An activist based in the province says the rebel attack was in retaliation for […]

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Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

June 9, BEIRUT (AP) — The official identified the man killed as a 28-year-old from the small Lebanese Option Party which had called for the anti-Hezbollah protest. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Clashes erupted Sunday near the Iranian embassy in Beirut between protesters opposed to Hezbollah’s participation in the Syrian […]

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Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — Following Wednesday’s capture of Qusair, President Bashar Assad’s forces appear to have directed their efforts toward driving rebels from the country’s densely populated heartland, including the cities of Homs and Aleppo. Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters pressed on with their offensive Friday in the country’s opposition heartland, taking two small villages […]

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