A Free Syrian Army brigade on Sunday pledged to defend the flashpoint town of Qusayr and fend off attacks from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
The pledge, from the FSA’s al-Farouq brigade, came after violence in the town triggered the Syrian National Council (SNC) to sound the alarm and issue a statement urging the FSA to increase its reinforcements in Qusayr.
The SNC also warned of the "responsibility" that will befall on the FSA if Hezbollah raids Qusayr.
The al-Farouq brigade is considered to be one of the strongest rebel armed groups in the country's center. Although it first operated in Homs where it was established, it is now deployed in a number of Syrian governorates.
Battles are fierce in Qusayr between the FSA and Hezbollah, as the Lebanese Shiite group’s fighters are being aided by the regime's warplanes and tanks.
Hezbollah – an ally of the Assad regime – has repeatedly denied taking part in Syria’s two-year conflict – which has killed at least 70,000 people, according to the U.N.
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