Gunmen have assassinated Mohammed Darrar Jammo, a prominent Syrian pro-government figure at his home in southern Lebanon shooting him nearly 30 times in the latest sign of Syria's civil war spilling over into its smaller neighbor.
Senior commanders in the militant Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, a group considered close to al-Qaeda, said they were sending fighters on the request of their ?Arab friends.? Under a condition of anonymity, a commander said "When our Muslim brothers sought our help, we sent hundreds of fighters to fight alongside their Arab friends. We will soon issue videos of our fighters winning goods and properties of the enemy in Syria,? he added.
Heavy clashes between President Bashar Assad's forces and rebels broke out on the edge of the Syrian capital, where the government has been pushing its offensive to retake key districts that have been in opposition hands for months.