Syrian warplanes pound Qusayr

Battle for strategic border town enters third week, with Hezbollah and regime forces attacking besieged rebels.

    Qusayr has been pounded by Syrian regime forces for three weeks [Al Jazeera]
    Qusayr has been pounded by Syrian regime forces for three weeks [Al Jazeera]

    Syrian warplanes have attacked the town of Qusayr as regime forces backed by Hezbollah fighters continued their assault on besieged rebels.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a fierce overnight onslaught on Monday, both on the strategic border town near Lebanon, and Dabaa, north of the city.

    Dabaa, the site of a disused military airbase that had been seized by fighters battling President Bashar al-Assad's regime, is still partly under rebel control.

    The Britain-based Observatory said the latest violence had left numerous dead on both sides, but gave no breakdown.

    An estimated 94,000 people have been killed in Syria since a peaceful protest movement that began in March 2011 quickly became an armed revolt when Assad cracked down on dissenters.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.