Syrian rebel forces on Wednesday broadcast footage of an ambush attack on a 50-truck Hezbollah military convoy yesterday, Israel’s Channel 10 reported, linking to a video of the shelling.
The video shows rebel forces firing rocket launchers and tank mortars from a hilltop at the convoy, which, according to the rebels, was headed to reinforce Hezbollah legions on the civil war’s front lines.
The convoy included fuel and ammunition trucks, and, if at capacity, up to 500 Hezbollah soldiers.
Separately, Channel 10 cited an interview on CNN Arabic with the leader of the Syrian National Council, an umbrella group for the rebels, who claimed that Hezbollah has been burying its dead in unmarked graves in Syria, rather than repatriate them to Lebanon, to disguise its losses and prevent a backlash from supporters who would be angry at the extensive loss of life.
Last month, media reported that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency had already begun operations to help arm Syrian rebels battling the forces of that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad and their Hezbollah allies.
According to diplomats and U.S. officials briefed on the plans, the agency has been moving weapons into Jordan via a network of secret warehouses and plans to start arming small groups of vetted Syrian rebels within the coming months.
According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago.
Watch the video of Tuesday’s ambush below: