U.S. Condemns Syrian Army

The Syrian Army is wreaking havoc on a number of villages surrounding Qusair, a strategic border town it seized from rebels after two weeks of fighting that reportedly left no building undamaged. The United States has condemned Syria’s Qusair grab and is calling on Assad allies Iran and Hezbollah to stop the violence by withdrawing their own fighters. At the same time, Syrian rebels have reportedly taken over a U.N.-run border patrol in the Golan Heights, concerning Israeli officials that the conflict will cross over their border and bring with it Islamist extremists who could attack Israel from the Golan Heights.