|Hezbollah helped to secure Lebanon-Syria border: Syrian PM||
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi says that Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has helped regain control of the situation along the Syrian-Lebanese border and ended infiltrations.
“Terrorist activity would still be ongoing had it not been for Hezbollah’s presence on either side of the Lebanese-Syrian border, especially Syria's Al-Qusayr,” Halqi said in remarks published by Al-Akhbar daily.
He said that the Lebanese government is partly to blame for the crisis in Syria.
Halqi said the Lebanese government had not abided by its own self-disassociation policy for facilitating the infiltration of arms and militants into Syria.
“The Lebanese government has interfered in Syrian internal affairs,” Halqi said.
The official said that contacts between the Syrian and Lebanese governments are nonexistent.
“There has been no contact with the Lebanese government ever since I became prime minster, except for the [contact] with the foreign ministry,” he said.
Lebanon’s border has been the main supply route for foreign-backed militants to bring more forces and arms to Syria.
Nearly all the supply routes to the terrorist al-Nusra Front militants were cut following Syrian army’s successful operation in retaking Qusayr from terrorist occupiers in June.
Extremists made human shield wall in Adra
Meanwhile, reports indicate that Al-Qaeda-linked extremists have made a human shield wall at the frontier of the battlefield in Syria’s Adra to deter army advancements.
Heavy clashes have been going on in the southern city of Adra between extremist militants liked to al-Qaeda and Syrian army soldiers, according to Al Alam.
The town, with a population of 20,000, was captured by militants from the Al-Nusra Front and the Jaysh al-Islam, following fierce fighting with country’s army forces.
An army commander told Al-Alam that militants had taken thousands of people as hostage and located them at the border areas of the town to hinder army attacks.
He said the army is currently working on plans to enter the town and push out terrorists.
According to Arabic language al-Haghigha website some 1,000 to 1,500 militants entered the town on Wednesday and started massacring people, some of them family by family, at their arrival.
Those who were lucky to flee the town have been describing unprecedented levels of atrocities committed by the extremist militants who attacked their town to kill.
It is not clear how many people have exactly been killed since Wednesday in Adra, but a report by the Russia Today said at least 80 people were executed.
The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
According to the United Nations, more than 120,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the turmoil that has gripped Syria for over two years.
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