Hezbollah in Syria

Hello Everyone,

There has been an interesting development concerning the conflict in Syria that has now been confirmed.

Ali Hussein Nassif, a senior figure in the military wing of Hezbollah has been killed.

He has apparently been killed in Syria.

There are conflicting reports on the circumstances of his death.

The Free Syrian Army is claiming he was killed in an ambush involving a roadside bomb explosion, however some sources say he was killed when a rocket hit the building where he and three other Hezbollah fighters were.

His body was transferred back to Lebanon and has now been buried.

Hezbollah released a statement saying that Nassif was killed while carrying out his 'jihadist duty'.

This confirms Hezbollah's involvement in Syria, as it sides with Syrian President Bashar Assad and his government forces.

Hezbollah is not alone there.

Iran's Revolutionary Gaurds have also been confirmed in assisting the Syrian forces – as has Russia, though there has been no official confirmation of that.

It has been claimed that Western powers, such as America, have been aiding the rebel forces in Syria. Some have even suggested that Israel is contributing in small ways to oust Assad.

This is the second senior Hezbollah military commander to die while fighting in Syria.

The fighting right now in Syria, which has produced an estimated 750,000 reffugees, seems to be centered around Allepo in the North of Syria.

Several sources are claiming that President Assad has ordered several thousand more of his troops to the area in an attempt to eliminate the rebel resistance.

Brian Bush Middle East Correspondent LeSEA Broadcasting

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