Sayyed Nasrallah: Battle against ISIL in Qalamoun Started, Victory “Definite”
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah assured Wednesday that great achievements have taken place in Qalamoun in the past couple of days and that the mountain peaks are now under the control of the Syrian Arab Army and Hezbollah.
Sayyed Nasrallah added that “in the barrens of Arsal there were also great achievements and Al-Nusra front was defeated.”
Speaking at the second Conference of Renovation and Intellectual Jurisprudence of Imam Khamenei, his eminence announced that “the battle against ISIL has begun, and they were the ones who started the fight, which is better than us starting it.”
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that “Yesterday’s [ISIL] attack had several goals, yet the resistance fighters confronted it courageously, killing tens of ISIL militants and destroying their tanks.”
“The resistance has certainly offered dear martyrs in one of the fiercest battles and we ask Allah to let them be an honor and dignity for their families and for us,” he added.
Moreover, he stressed that “we will move forward with this battle until eradicating this malicious terrorist presence on our borders, and we reassure our firm determination and insistence that we will not let any terrorists exist on our borders or our barrens.”
“They will definitely be defeated, but this needs time, and we are working patiently to achieve this goal.”
Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that the battle against this Takfiri doctrine is not only through politics and media, but also through intellectualism, because the enemies have moved us to the state of defending Islam due to the Takfiri attempt to disfigure it.
Sayyed Nasrallah referred to the significance of Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, as he plays three roles: “He is knowledgeable in jurisprudence and has been giving lectures in that for over 20 years… He is the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which requires great courage and qualification. Since the departure of Imam Khomeini, and amid the threats, conspiracies, and sanctions that Iran has been facing, Imam Khamenei has confronted the threats, turning them to opportunities until Iran became a regional power… Thirdly, his eminence is a great Islamic intellect, as he is one of the most significant religious references.”
Hezbollah secretary general highlighted the special character of Imam Khamenei as a leader, considering that “I haven’t known any leader in the world who gives this much of his time for intellectual issues and communicates directly to the fears and gaps the nation is suffering from.”
“Since his youth, Imam Khamenei had wide intellectual interest. He has always been into history, biography, literature, poetry, and novels, and he even attends the annual book exhibition in Tehran and gives his opinion in every detail …” his eminence pointed out, calling on everyone, specifically Muslims, to learn more about Imam Khamenei, and considered that “this is not for his benefit, but for your own benefit”.