Hezbollah hints at possible Syria intervention

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, waves to his supporters, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah says Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad’s regime, while strongly suggesting his Iranian-backed militant group could intervene on the government’s side if the need arises. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad’s regime militarily, strongly suggesting that Syria’s “real friends” including his Iranian-backed militant group would intervene on the government’s side if the need arises.