Monday, May 20, 2013

Thirty Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Qusair: activists

About 30 fighters from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and 20 Syrian soldiers and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were killed in heavy fighting with rebels on Sunday in the town of Qusair, Syrian activists said on Monday.

Syria's state news agency SANA said the army had "restored security and stability to most Qusair neighborhoods" during the offensive in the town, about 10 km (six miles) from the Lebanese border.