Upon orders from Major General Qasem Soleimani, Commander of Qods Force (IRGC’s external wing), a terrorist group called "Hezbollah of Syria" announced its existence. This announcement was made following blows by the Free Syrian Army on the Hezbollah of Lebanon and the Qods force in Homs, including the killing of eight terrorists belonging to the "Islamic Resistance in Syria” that is under the command of the Qods Force.
On April 19, Sobh-e Sadegh Online, a website affiliated with the IRGC, announced this news and wrote: “For the first time since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the ‘Islamic Resistance of Syria’, the official branch of Hezbollah in Syria, officially offered its condolences for the martyrdom of its fighters. Eight of the group's fighters were killed during the ongoing conflict in Syria in the old district of Homs. These sources emphasized that most of the fighters killed were themselves from Homs and the surrounding villages.” This is while the people of Homs are supporters of the Free Syrian Army and it is a long time that they are under the siege of the Hezbollah and forces affiliated with Bashar Assad that are under the command of the Qods force.
Given the fact that the Hezbollah of Lebanon is despised by Arabs, especially in Lebanon, the Qods Force Command announced the Hezbollah of Syria to reduce the presence of Hezbollah in the crimes against Syrian people. Thus, Sobh-e Sadegh Online writes at the end of its report: “It is said that the Hezbollah forces fight alongside the Syrian Army on a limited scale and the Hezbollah of Lebanon has always stressed that in terms of the number of combatants it has only limited presence in Syria and its forces fight alongside the Syrian Army and support it.” his is while there are daily burials of the Hezbollah forces in Lebanon which is a sign of the extensive military presence of Hezbollah in Syria in support of Bashar Assad and the leader of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrollah has time and again emphasized on this support.