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CONFLICT Syrian Rebels: Hezbollah Threatened Us Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah in September 2012. (Hussein Malla/AP)

Syrian Rebels: Hezbollah Threatened Us

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.

May 1, 2013 7:02 AM