Syria Fighting Increases Near Rebel-held Town of Qusair Amid Renewed Reports of Chemical Attacks

Syrian opposition activists say Assad's troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are advancing in areas around the strategic border town of Qusair; new reports of chemical weapons attacks in eastern suburb of Harasta surface.

Heavy fighting raged on Monday around the strategic border town of Qusair and the capital Damascus, amid renewed reports of chemical weapons attacks by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.