Hezbollah loses 22 fighters in battle to subdue Syria’s Qusair

Supporters of Hezbollah attend the funeral of a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict in Ouzai in Beirut May 26. (Reuters)

Twenty two Hezbollah fighters were killed on Sunday in fighting against Syrian opposition forces in the town of Qusair near the border with Lebanon, a source close to the Shiite guerrilla group told Al Arabiya.

Hezbollah has lost more than 100 fighters in the conflict so far, the source added.
Clashes in Qusair continued for the sixth consecutive day as both Hezbollah fighters and Assad’s forces sought to subdue the rebel-held town.

Hezbollah fighters have made a latest attempt to enter the town through two surrounding villages but they were repelled by the Syrian opposition forces, according to Syrian opposition media.

On Saturday, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah vowed “victory” in the fight against Syrian opposition fighters, saying his group is committed to its choice in the conflict and will accept all sacrifices and consequences of it.

Nasrallah said Hezbollah members are fighting in Syria against Islamic extremists who pose a danger to Lebanon.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40