Via Ya Libnan:

Fighters loyal to Hizbullah were killed on Saturday in battles near the Lebanese border around al-Qusayr, according to activists.

The Local Coordination Committees in Syria reported that six members of Hizbullah were killed in battles in Reef al-Qusayr in Homs.

Qusayr-based activist Hadi al-Abdallah identified the names of Hizbullah fighters.

The men according to al-Abdallah are: Haida Mohammed Ayyoub, Hussein Hassan Barakat, two men from al-Saleh family, a man from al-Salhab family and a member of Tleis family.

Hizbullah has announced several burials in past months, without elaborating on the circumstances of its members’ deaths.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the opposition say the army is backed by elite fighters from Hizbullah, a staunch backer of Assad’s regime.

Hizbullah’s involvement in Syria’s spiraling conflict has been condemned by the Syrian opposition, which views it as a “declaration of war,” and by the March 14 alliance in Lebanon.