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Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:7AM
Militants in Syria’s western city of Homs (file photo)

Militants in Syria’s western city of Homs (file photo)

The foreign-backed militant groups in Syria have threatened to attack the positions of Hezbollah resistance movement in neighboring Lebanon. On Wednesday, the terrorist Free Syrian Army claimed that the Lebanese resistance movement had shelled militant strongholds near the city of Qusayr in Syria’s Homs province. The militants say they have given Hezbollah 48 hours to halt the alleged shelling, threatening to attack after two days. Reports say Hezbollah has rejected the allegations. The turmoil in Syria began nearly two years ago. On February 18, Syrian soldiers killed dozens of militants during mop-up operations on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. Syria’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali said on the same day that Hezbollah was not assisting the Syrian army in the fight against militants. Meanwhile, the al-Nusra group, which is fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is said to have been smuggling weapons into Syria from Lebanon. The group is also said to have been involved in many atrocities committed in Syria. A recent UN report revealed that militants from nearly 30 countries have infiltrated into Syria to fight against the Syrian government. SZH/HSN/MA