Pro-Assad forces attack villages near Qusair

June 6, 2013 11:53

BEIRUT - Syrian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters pushed toward villages near Qusair on Thursday, a day after driving rebels from the border town shattered in weeks of combat.

Insurgents seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad were putting up a fierce fight around the villages of Debaa and Buwayda as their opponents attacked rebel-held territory, activists and a photographer in the area said.The villages were enduring heavy artillery fire, according to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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