Flags of Hezbollah, Assad's Syria 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)
Fighting continued unabated in Syria on Wednesday, as Syrian fighter jets fired
missiles into Lebanon directed at the outskirts of Arsal, according to a report
by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International
Additional signals also appeared on Wednesday that may symbolize
Iran and Hezbollah’s growing involvement in the conflict.
The Al Arabiya
website reported that the rebel Free Syria Army arrested Hezbollah fighters in
Sayyidah Zaynab, according to an opposition source. In addition, a Hezbollah
fighter was buried in Syria after being killed in a battle near Damascus,
according to a report by the Lebanese daily An-Nahar cited by Al
The Free Syrian Army stated Wednesday that there was an
“unprecedented deployment” of Hezbollah fighters and Iranian Revolutionary
Guards in Damascus, according to the website.
Meanwhile, The Washington
Post reported that the US and Jordan are stepping up training for the Syrian
opposition and may be planning to implement a buffer zone in Syria, to prevent
the conflict and refugees from crossing into neighboring countries.
report also stated that the plan was still not finalized because the US and
other countries refuse to provide air support to the rebel fighters. The US and
other countries are worried about supporting the Islamist-dominated rebels.