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Hezbollah fighters killed in battle for Syria's Qusayr

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A Syrian government assault on the rebel bastion of Qusayr raged into a second day Monday, with at least 28 members of Lebanon's Shiite group Hezbollah reported killed as they fought alongside the army. 

Syrian troops celebrate as they take control of the village of Western Dumayna, some seven kilometers north of the rebel-held city of Qusayr, on May 13, 2013. A Syrian government assault on the rebel bastion of Qusayr has raged into a second day, with at least 23 members of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah reportedly killed as they fought alongside the army.

As official media reported that the army was consolidating its grip on Qusayr, a strategic prize in the two-year conflict, the ruler of Qatar, which backs the rebellion, slammed international inaction on Syria.

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