The elite units of the Syrian army launched a major operation on the border with Lebanon [com.]

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In the border area with Lebanon near the town of Ersal launched a special operation, which is carried out elite units of the Syrian army, is attended by helicopters, armored vehicles, rocket and artillery batteries, according to Arab media.

Telegrafistreports that Syria began conducting military operations to sweep the camps of militants in Lebanon. The Lebanese government, which generally shared the position of the Syrian government limited only to protest statements, but will not interfere in any way.

At the same time,Tbrecalls that most of the camps for militants are concentrated in refugee camps, in connection with which to destroy them is not feasible from the point of view of international law.

Strong gunfire heard to the north-eastern regions of the Bekaa Valley and the mountain resort of Zabadani, located 45 km from the Syrian capital.

As the channel "Al-Mayadin" Fierce clashes are going to Arjuna — the main rebel stronghold, where advancing army troops liberated the city of El Quseir (south-west of Homs).

The agency "Naharnet" reports that on the side of the Syrian army soldiers are fighting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. From their bases in the border region, they are firing at the retreating to the border with Lebanon gangs, ITAR-TASS reported.

On Tuesday, the leader of the Iraqi wing of the "Al-Qaeda" has recognized relationship with the opposition in Syria. He said that his organization in Syria is fighting for an Islamic state, and that both groups are, in fact, come together to form the "Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant."

Prior to that, the head of the Federal Intelligence Service of Germany Gerhard Schindler said the number of armed militants of the terrorist organization "Al Qaeda" in the ranks of the Syrian opposition is growing.

According to him, we are talking about thousands of soldiers of the terrorist group that opposed the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

In addition, it was reported that prisons are more than 300 Saudi mercenaries from among militant underground cells "Al-Qaeda", who fought on the side of the rebels in Syria, more than 500 are on the loose.

Earlier it was reported that the conflict between the armed opposition and government forces did not stop in Syria since March 2011. Victims of violence in the Arab country were 70,000 people.

Syrian authorities claim that they are faced with the resistance of heavily armed militants who are supported from the outside.

According to the UN, the number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries reached 1.3 million people, and with the January 2013 every week CAP cross the border about 40 thousand people.

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