The Syria conflict continues to spread into neighboring countries. The Syrian town of Qusair becomes an international relief disaster as Red Cross prevented from entering.
On Sunday, Hezbollah and Syrian rebels fought in Lebanon, where at least a dozen fighters were killed. Syria’s two-year-old conflict has sucked in its smaller neighbor Lebanon. At least 80,000 people have been killed; at least 1.5 million Syrians are now refugees across the region.
Qusair becomes the epicenter of international focus:
Syrian rebels plead for help as army bombards strategic Qusair: Hezbollah, Syria’s army fighting to drive rebels from Qusair, a strategic town for rebel supplies and fighters. Syrian rebels said they will carry out attacks inside Lebanon in response to the assault on Qusair.
U.N. says the world watching response to Qusair: the United Nations said on Saturday that up to 1,500 wounded people might be trapped inside Qusair and U.N. officials called for an immediate ceasefire to allow them to receive treatment. Syria’s government says Red Cross will be allowed access to Qusair when fighting is over.
Russia blocks U.N. Security Council declaration on Qusair: Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council declaration of alarm over the bloody siege of Qusair.
U.S. State Department continues to plan peace talks: Four months into his term, Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to end the Syrian civil war . Russia and the United States are planning a peace conference for early June or even July.
[Photo: Lebanese soldiers inspect a site which was hit by a rocket, which residents say was fired from Syria on June 1, 2013 REUTERS/Stringer]