Syrian Rebels: Hezbollah Threatened Us

    In this Monday Sept. 17, 2012 photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks to his supporters in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has claimed responsibility for launching the drone aircraft that entered Israeli airspace earlier this week. The rare admission Thursday by Hassan Nasrallah raises regional tensions at a sensitive time when the group's backers, Syria and Iran, are under pressure. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah in September 2012. (Hussein Malla/AP)

    Is Hezbollah thinking about getting involved in Syria? The Syrian opposition said on Wednesday that Lebanon’s Hezbollah had “threatened” them after the leader of the Islamic militant group backed Bashar al-Assad. Syria’s comments came after Hassen Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, said that the rebels would not be able to overpower Assad’s military—claiming that he still had “real friends in the region.” The Syrian rebels also warned against any intervention by Iran—a key friend of both Hezbollah and Assad. The infighting in the region comes just one day after President Obama said that although Assad’s government had crossed the so-called red line by using chemical weapons, more information is needed before the U.S. will intervene.

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