叙利亚政府军夺回库赛尔控制权 Syrian Army Regains Control of Qusair

叙利亚政府军在邻国黎巴嫩真主党战斗人员的支持下,已经完全收复了黎巴嫩边境附近战略重镇库赛尔的控制权。近三个星期前,叙利亚政府对库赛尔发动攻势。

叙利亚国家电视台星期三说,叙利亚军队击败了“恐怖分子” ,叙利亚政府把试图推翻阿萨德总统的反对派武装人员称为“恐怖分子”。

反政府武装则表示,他们撤离了库赛尔。反政府武装控制库赛尔一年多。

库赛尔位于连接首都大马士革和地中海沿岸的一条重要公路旁,距离反政府武装的黎巴嫩边境走私路线不远。

黎巴嫩真主党激进分子参与了库赛尔的战斗,国际社会因此而更加关注叙利亚冲突的蔓延态势。联合国人权理事会上星期通过一项决议,谴责阿萨德政府在库赛尔利用外国战斗人员。

与此同时,联合国、俄罗斯和美国的官员星期三在日内瓦举行会谈,争取召集一次旨在结束叙利亚危机的和平会议。
 
Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah fighters from neighboring Lebanon have regained full control of Qusair, a strategic city on the Lebanese border where government troops launched an offensive nearly three weeks ago.

Syrian state television said Wednesday the army had defeated "terrorists" -- a term the government uses to describe opposition fighters trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

The rebels said they withdrew from Qusair, which they had held for more than a year.
The city is located along a key highway linking the capital, Damascus, to the Mediterranean coast, and is close to rebel smuggling routes along Lebanon's border.
The fighting in Qusair drew in Hezbollah militants, raising international concerns about the spread of the Syrian conflict.  Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution condemning Mr. Assad's government for using "foreign fighters" in Qusair.

Meanwhile, officials from the United Nations, Russia and the United States are holding talks Wednesday in Geneva, as they try to pull together a peace conference to end the crisis.