Lebanese soldiers 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Brig.-Gen. Salim Idris, the head of the Western-backed Syrian rebel group, said
on Tuesday that unless Hezbollah attacks were halted within 24 hours, the rebels
would “chase down” the terrorist group.
“I tell Lebanese President
[Michel Suleiman], Arab League Secretary-General [Nabil Elaraby] and UN
Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] that if Hezbollah’s attack against Syrian
territories does not stop within 24 hours, then we will take all measures and
reach Hezbollah even in hell,” Idris told Al-Arabiya TV on Tuesday, as quoted by
the Lebanese Daily Star.
Unknown assailants killed three Lebanese soldiers on Tuesday near the eastern
town of Arsal, which is an area used by Syrian rebels to smuggle weapons from
their supporters in Lebanon. The military was searching for the gunmen who may
have fled into neighboring Syria, Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn
Suleiman and Hezbollah condemned the killings.
Tuesday, rockets were fired at the Lebanese Shi’ite town of Hermel, killing a
woman and wounding two others. This follows the rocket attack on the Shi’ite
Hezbollah stronghold of southern Beirut on Sunday, a day after Hezbollah leader
Hassan Nasrallah’s speech, in which he declared his party’s unwavering support
for the Syrian regime.
It is widely believed that Lebanese Sunnis allied
with the Sunni rebels in Syria fired the rockets on Beirut.