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“Had It Not Been for Hezbollah’s Syria Fight, ISIL Would Have Reached Beirut”



Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed that had it not for the resistance’s fight in Syria, the Takfiri terrorism would have reached the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

In an interview with al-Manar on Monday, Sheikh Qassem said that Qalamoun battles aims at putting an end to the bloodshed resulted from the car bombings heading from there to the Lebanese areas.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Qassem noted that Hezbollah’s fight in Syria gave the resistance movement expertise. However, he did not mention a date for the second stage of Qalamoun battle: “people will know the date when it takes place.”

On the other hand, Hezbollah’s Deputy S.G. lashed out at the US-led coalition which is allegedly striking ISIL in Iraq and Syria, saying the international coalition wants to “minimize” ISIL rather to counter it.

“They want for this terrorism to last in a bid to serve their scheme,” Sheikh Qassem said.

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