The Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah has vowed to retaliate against Israel from Syrian territory should the United States attack Syria over the latter country's use of chemical weapons, a Hezbollah source told Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai on Monday.
Following a U.S. attack on Syria, Hezbollah would launch rockets at Israel from the Syrian city of Homs to "keep Lebanon out of the war," according to one source who coordinates activities between the Syrian army and the Shiite terrorist group.
"Hezbollah controls 8,000 square kilometers [about 3,100 square miles] near Homs and won't hesitate to engage in a response by launching surface-to-surface missiles from within Syria," the source told Al Rai.
Homs is located some 322 kilometers (200 miles) from Haifa in northern Israel.
Hezbollah openly entered the Syrian civil war over the summer on Syrian President Bashar Assad's side, fighting in key positions and tipping the balance in Assad's favor along the Lebanese border and in the Golan region.