At least 16 fighters were killed in clashes between Syrian rebels and Lebanon’s Shiite militant group Hezbollah on the Lebanese border over the weekend, a monitoring group said Monday.

“Seven members of Hezbollah were killed and 31 wounded” in the clashes which raged from Saturday until Sunday night, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

He told AFP that the Syrian rebels lost nine fighters and 23 of them were wounded in the battle waged in an undemarcated area of the border between Qalamun in Syria and Lebanon’s Arsal. […]