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Leader of Free Syrian Army: A massacre will happen in Qusayr

May 28th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

The Chief of Staff for the Free Syrian Army, Gen. Salim Idriss, tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he believes a massacre is likely to happen in Qusayr, Syria because of the influx of Hezbollah fighters there.

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  1. homi

    why is salim idriss afraid. this is a war he is fighting. opposition will not offer him bouquets, flowers will be in form of bullets. i ask salim idriss to fight and die for his country. he will be a martyr and again people will offer him bouquets on his grave.

    May 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Reply
  2. sally hodges

    The days of Omar Mukhtar are over. Martyrdom means nothing in the 21st century. While it takes courage to die fighting for freedom, it takes even more courage to live for it.

    May 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  3. Khailinh

    Once again, the U.S. and Russia find a place for their showdown and this time, Syria is the selective target. Unlike Lybia – an isolated country in North Africa, Syria is in the Middle East, adjacent to some contemporary hot spots Iraq and Palestine/Israel. Direct U.S. interventions will escalate the conflict which may end up with major human catastrophes such as massacres and refugee crises. On the other hand, Russia will do all it can for the survivals of its few remaining allies.

    May 30, 2013 at 6:56 am | Reply
  4. mazen

    Is he is referring to the rats in holes, the fundamentalists sent from East and West to fight the Syrian Army? Good riddance, they should be smoked out and killed. Assad is doing humanity a favor, as all those rats will spread around the world and detonate themselves – in the name of Islam – if the Syrian army does not finish them off. Islam has nothing to do with those thugs, they hijack our region, our countries, and our religion. We shall finish them off! Long Live Free and Secular Syria.

    May 30, 2013 at 10:35 am | Reply
  5. Bob

    Strange that the presence of Hezbollah fighters is a direct threat of a massacre, yet the presence of 10000 or so foriegn jihadis on the rebel side is not. If the rebels had kept their side clinically free of foreign fighters, then they would have grounds to object, in the absence of that the pronouncements are meaningless as Assads guys can parrot the very same statement with just as much validity.

    May 31, 2013 at 11:15 am | Reply
  6. rokag3

    There is no more civilians in Qusayr, only psychpath and cannibals payed by SAudi Arabia and Quatar.
    They will not be thrown from the top of a building but they will be judge not like the gitmo !

    Long life to Syria , long life to the united Syrian (whatever Sunni, Chiite, christian or athéist ) against barbarians .

    Qusayr battle is the turning point, the end of the bankster conquest and the beginning of their end

    June 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Reply
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