The Syrian opposition fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad has added another target to its hit list: the Lebanon-based, Iranian-funded Hizbullah terrorist organization.
According to a report published Wednesday in The Washington Post, the Free Syrian Army threatened Tuesday to attack Hizbullah guerrilla fighters not only in Syria, but also on their home territory – Lebanon.
The threat comes just a few days after Hizbullah terrorists were involved in attacking three Syrian villages near the border between the two countries, around the Syrian border town of Qusayr.
“If the Hizbullah shelling on the Syrian land, on the villages and unarmed civilians, from inside the Lebanese land does not stop in the next 48 hours from the release of this statement, we will take matters in our own hands to response to the source of the shooting and stop it inside Lebanese territory, the Free Syrian Army warned.
The FSA statement refers to shelling by Hizbullah aimed at Syrian rebel forces from the area of Hermel, in northern Lebanon.
More than 70,000 people have been killed in the savage civil war that has raged across Syrian since March 2011.