Hezbollah Suffers Losses in Fierce Battle for Syrian City
Fighting in Qusayr, described as a turning point in Syria’s ongoing civil war, saw increasing casualties for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as it joined its biggest battle yet in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria launches major assault on strategic rebel stronghold
Opposition fighters say the bombardment of the city of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, is one of the most intense of the Syrian conflict. BEIRUT — Syrian forces launched a large-scale assault Sunday on the city of Qusair, a rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border, in the government's latest effort to push back opposition fighters from strategic areas of the country.
Hezbollah steps up Syria battle, Israel threatens more strikes
AMMAN - Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail.
Syria's Assad dubious of U.S.-Russia peace initiative
In an interview with an Argentine newspaper, President Bashar Assad says he doubts the West wants a solution to the Syrian conflict. He also reiterates that he does not intend to resign. BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed skepticism that a planned U.S.-Russian peace conference could help stop the bloodshed in his country, according to an interview published Saturday in an Argentine newspaper.
Syria’s Assad Says Peace Talks Likely to Fail
President Bashar al-Assad backed away from earlier statements by Syrian officials that the government was willing to negotiate with its armed opponents.