Hezbollah forces are fighting on the side of the Syrian government in the strategic town of Qusayr against rebels, its leader said Saturday.
"Syria is the backbone of the resistance (in the region) and its main supporter," Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast live on Hezbollah-owned Al Manar Television. "The resistance will never stand by while its backbone is exposed." - CNN.com
Fears of an all-out sectarian spillover are increasing in Lebanon. The country's military says a rocket was fired towards Israel from its territory - after two shells blasted Hezbollah strongholds in Beirut on Sunday. RT's Paula Slier is monitoring the situation.
The leader of the militant group Hezbollah on Saturday aligned his powerful movement squarely behind the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and vowed victory against Syrian rebels, whom he assailed as proxy warriors for the West and Israel.