Assad, Hezbollah forces enter Syria rebel town; massacre is feared

Syrian troops backed by fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah attacked and entered the strategic rebel stronghold of Qusayr on Sunday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad insisted he would not quit.
The advance came as opponents warned the Assad regime’s “barbaric and destructive” assault on Qusayr could render “meaningless” US-Russian attempts to organise a conference on ending two years of bloodshed in the country.

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